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kucharek
2004-Nov-25, 11:47 AM
Today is Carl Benz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Benz) 160th birthday. He, together with Gottlieb Daimler, invented the gasoline-motor-powered automobile.
He was born in Karlsruhe.

BTW, Karl Drais (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Drais) was also born in Karlsruhe. He invented the early bicycle.

This city has put the world onto wheels.

Nicolas
2004-Nov-25, 12:03 PM
This city has put the world onto wheels.

I thought the world was on 4 giant elephants, standing on a even more giant turtle swimming through space?

http://img.thefreedictionary.com/wiki/c/c5/Discworld.jpg

Morrolan
2004-Nov-25, 12:31 PM
the Great A'tuin...

anyway, MB's greatest contribution to cars must be the 1954 300SL Gullwing... =D>

sarongsong
2004-Nov-25, 03:17 PM
Then and now:
http://sportcars.tripod.com/europe/merc_slr.html

enginelessjohn
2004-Nov-25, 03:59 PM
This city has put the world onto wheels.

I thought the world was on 4 giant elephants, standing on a even more giant turtle swimming through space?

http://img.thefreedictionary.com/wiki/c/c5/Discworld.jpg

Yep, but now they go downhill much much faster..... :D :D :D

Cheers
John

Nicolas
2004-Nov-25, 05:35 PM
I've got a 2D version of the SLR hanging on my wall here (drool).

(It's a poster, not a real one that had some terrible accident :D )