The First Car Ever Running Live! The Benz Motorwagen (1885)
This is some rare and exciting footage of the world’s first car’s engine igniting & running.
Regarding this car, Wikipedia states:
After developing a successful gas-powered two-stroke piston engine in 1873, Karl Benz focused on developing a motorized vehicle. His Patent Motorwagen (or Motor Car), introduced in 1886, is widely regarded as the first purpose-built automobile, that is a vehicle designed from the ground up to be motorized. Benz unveiled it officially on July 3, 1886 on the Ringstraße in Mannheim, Germany. The vehicle was patented with German patent number 37435, which Benz applied for on January 29, 1886.
Have a look! (After watching this you’ll be glad starting your car only takes the turn of a key!)
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Scotty Kilmer, a mechanic for the last 42 years, shows how to avoid some common auto repair mistakes. This time, Scotty talks about avoiding common mistakes with removing and replacing your oil filter, safely doing any kind of electric work on your car, changing spark plugs, and the motor oil you use in your car.