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Six WWI Vehicles That Helped Create Our Modern Mechanical World

Renault FT Tanks and Model T Ford in France WWI
November 11th was originally Armistice Day, when the world powers got together at 11:11 in the morning on the 11th day of the 11th month to end the first world war. From the perspective of an automotive enthusiast and gearhead (petrolhead in the UK), this was the first truly mechanized war and...

Chilton Answers: What’s the Difference Between the Ford Model T and Model A?

Ford Model T vs A
More than 125 years since the first self-propelled vehicles started to appear on the streets, all the primitive horseless carriages from before WWI look more alike that different to modern eyes. Many people today just refer to any of these little, old, clattering, smoking contraptions with spindly...

Harley-Davidson Twin Cam Powered Bikes History 1999-2012

Harley-Davidson Twin Cam Road King
The Harley-Davidson Twin Cam V-twin motor marked a great leap forward for the motor company in refinement and performance in 1999. Unlike the Evolution motor of the 1980s, or the Shovelhead, or the Panhead, the Twin Cam shared almost no parts or specifications with the original Harley OHV motor of...