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Brooklands Museum To Receive Lottery Funds For Renovation

The Brooklands Museum announced yesterday that the facility will be receiving a grant of over seven million dollars (£4.681 million) from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The reserve will help finance a rework of the Wellington Hangar into The Brooklands Aircraft Factory; build a Flight Shed annex, and restore the Finishing Straight of the Brooklands Race Track. The Museum refers to the…

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The Badger and F.W.D. Four-Wheel Drive Automobiles

The 1910 FWD Badger Car in Clintonville Wisconsin

Machinists Otto Zachow and his brother-in-law, William Besserdich, both of Clintonville, Wisconsin, designed a front drive axle with steerable hubs containing universal joints possibly as early as 1906. The axle was followed up with a transfer case and driveshafts suitable for a four-wheel drive vehicle. During the summer of 1907 patent applications (the patent drawings can…

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The National Auto Club – The Wise Dog Plays Safe

The National Auto Club was founded during 1924 in San Francisco, California and is still in operation today. According to the Club, it began operations on February 28, 1924, to assist motorists who were climbing behind the wheel in ever-increasing numbers. The first headquarters were established at 362 Pine Street in the City. In the beginning, it focused…

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