On 30th July 1908, after 169 days of competition, the 4-cylinder, 60-horsepower Thomas Flyer
, driven by George Schuster from America, crossed the finish line to win the Great 1908 New York
-to-Paris Automobile Race
. After driving to the West Coast
, the vehicles were shipped to Vladivostok from where only three teams managed to continue with the race across Asia and Europe. [more inside]
Which side of the road do you drive on?
It's all down to which side you held your sword on, in the end. (Via Fark.)
"I don't live in this state, your laws don't apply to me."
The Supreme Court of Illinois threw out a traffic ticket because the driver is not a resident of Illinois. Granted its just a no-insurance ticket but this looks like a very bad precedent.
Hmmm, Big Brother is checking out my motor,
and no one seems to care anymore
. Pretty soon Big Brother will track my personal movements and know my genetic make up
Well, I'm outta here in four days and who knows what life will be like on this Sceptered Isle by the time I get back
Why doesn't anyone seem to care about this anymore!