HectorBombino January 3, 2017 09:24 PM you forgot the 1910 Fiat S76. They were also the Unofficial "fastest car" in the world at that time. Dan Lewis January 4, 2017 01:17 PM Well said, sir Hector. zackzelmo January 4, 2017 01:28 PM What a marvelous collection of automobile history. KUDOS. Many thanks to all who put this wonderful narration together. This was a real treat for an old car buff like me! DexterFord January 4, 2017 05:36 PM No purpose-built racetracks before 1914? The Los Angeles Motordrome, in Playa del Rey, was a 1-mile board track designed for car racing; it opened in 1910. There was at least one other car-racing board track in the U.S. alone before 1910. Mike Hanlon January 4, 2017 06:53 PM The Fiat S76 was a one-off. The article is about road cars. Purpose built racetracks began to appear in the middle of this period, which is why Brooklands features so heavily. yawood January 4, 2017 07:51 PM Well done! What an amazing piece of work and well researched. Thank you. ChrisGerow January 4, 2017 08:04 PM What an extraordinary article. Thanks you so much. It's magnificent. Nicolas Zart January 4, 2017 08:36 PM Excellent article! I rode in a steam Serpollette in Nice a few years ago. It was an amazing experience. A few hours to light it up and bring it to pressure. Tons of levers, pedals, and whatnots that need to be operated at the same time. It makes driving a Model T a walk in the park. You sit very high up the ground. These guys were made of a different stuff than we are today. They were fearless! Goldfever4 January 5, 2017 08:05 AM Wow, what a fascinating read. It's the progress from 1897-1905 that blew my mind. Great article and a lot of time has been put into it, I'm sure. Well done and thank you! Booleanboy January 6, 2017 10:35 AM Many of the cars of this period appear to be right hand drive. As a Brit it looks "right" but I wonder why this was and when things changed.