Kirkpatrick Macmillan was a Scottish blacksmith who is credited with the invention of the pedal bicycle.
He was born in 1812 in Dumfriesshire, the son of a blacksmith. He did a variety of jobs as a young man, before settling into working with his father in 1824. At around that Read more
Truly, seldom does an incredible opportunity to acquire such an important piece of automotive history arise. As the sole surviving product of America’s greatest automotive minds, an extremely rare machine of monumental importance, the 1895 Buffum 4-Cylinder Stanhope created by legendary H.H. Buffum in Massachusetts is being offered by Read more
Renowned plaintiff’s lawyer who forced makers of breasts implants, pharmaceuticals and cigarettes to forfeit billion of dollars in awards in personal injury cases, Mr. John Maurice O’Quinn was more of a bare-knuckles litigator who portrayed himself as a crusader against corporate malfeasance. This 6-foot, 4-inch tall, one of Houston’s Read more
When luxury cars are spoken of, the name Rolls Royce appears in the horizon almost simultaneously. Though there have been more expensive cars than the Rolls, but it occupies special brand nostalgia amongst those who crave for sophistication of the highest levels. It’s no wonder that many royals in Read more
This era recognizes the brand Bugatti as a charismatic car that boasts of fearsome performance and speed. Ever wonder how reputed a Bugatti was, before the First World War?
It drew the same respect as it draws now, and a legitimate proof of this fact is a 1928 Type 35B Read more
Old or new, the exclusivity in production features and design has rendered cars to be precious for its collectors for numerous reasons. Especially with time, the value of some of the cars tends to increase if they fall into the bracket of the big names like Ferrari, Bentley, Mercedes, Read more
Turning the page back to last year, we saw some historic vintage models from Bentley change hands at auctions; the 1927 E.Bullivant Bentley and also the 1921 Bentley, which incidentally is the world’s oldest model from the company . This year gets off to a high start with an Read more
Seven-figure deals are common at the top auto collector auctions these days, and the trend is there’s no limit in sight. It started in 1987, when a Bugatti Royale sold at a Christie’s auction in London for $7 million, and in 1988 a barn-find Ferrari sold for $2.8 million Read more
Tandem bicycles are specially built for two riders and include two seats, two sets of pedals and two handlebars. The more experienced tandem cyclist or the one with the greatest upper body strength, is best suited to ride in the front seat. They are responsible for controlling the bike’s Read more
The history of bicycles is very vague. Sources often disagree as to the names of the inventors and the dates of their inventions. Leonardo DaVinci sketched a facsimile of the modern bicycle in 1490, which never left the drawing board.
The German Baron Karl Drais von Sauerbronn invented the “Laufmaschine” Read more