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2015 Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este


Since rejoining the international automotive concours scene yearly in 1999, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has become a gathering of extraordinary automobiles from around the world. The cars are displayed on the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shore of picturesque Lake Como in Northern Italy. In the last fifteen years it…

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M. Mercier’s Four-Stroke V-Twin Powered Roller Skates

M. Mercier's Two-Stroke V-Twin Powered Roller Skates

Updated – M. Constantini of Paris, France was an early prolific inventor of carburetors and other automotive subassemblies. He was also interested in motorized roller skate designs and built two sets of the curious devices. The pair of machines was reviewed in an April 1906, Scientific American article. Featured here are four photos from the February 25, 1912 Austrian General…

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