|The Benz Patent-Motorwagen
In today’s world of cars, it is hard to imagine that just 129 years ago no one drove anywhere. That was all about to change thanks to the efforts of inventor Karl Benz and his wife, Bertha. On January 29, 1886, Karl Benz received the patent for his motorwagen, which many regard as the very first car. While Benz worked tirelessly to perfect his invention, he did not realize the full potential of his creation until his wife took the motorcar out for a 194-kilometer road trip. During her trip, she made improvements to the engine and redesigned the brakes. Her famous trip marked her as the very first person to ever drive a car.
- Feb 08 Sun 2015 17:43