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It Still Works: The very first Otto Langen engine from 1867.

It Still Works: The very first Otto Langen engine from 1867.

More than a century has passed and the Otto Langen engine designed by Germans Nikolaus Otto and Eugen Langen still works.  This combustion four-stroke engine works on the Otto cycle, which the inventor cleverly designed himself.  View it being fired up and running here:  ...
Running on Fumes

Running on Fumes

People make fun of rednecks and their ideas but here is one genius who will make you stop and think for a minute. Joshua LineberryHe watched his neighbor do this with a lawn mower and used the same technique on his V-6 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck.We say to PSA Peugeot Citroen; - Forget Hybrid Air an ...
And you think Citroëns are weird?

And you think Citroëns are weird?

Check out this weekly digest (or daily feed if you’d like) of the most unusual and obscure automobiles ever created.  Michael Banovsky produces this blog that make Citroëns appear to be absolutely mainstream.   A mind expanding automotive experience!https://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7f2626c ...
The ‘Unintended Effects’ of Government-Mandated Ethanol

The ‘Unintended Effects’ of Government-Mandated Ethanol

Ethanol is a strong solvent and cleanser, and while small amounts will keep your engine clean, excess alcohol will wear down engine parts and make the engine run hotter.  Ethanol in gasoline degrades fuel lines, membranes in fuel pumps, and has generally been recognized by automotive experts to dam ...
Nissan Tests Self-cleaning Paint

Nissan Tests Self-cleaning Paint

Keeping your Citroën clean (especially a black Traction Avant) can be a chore.  The engineers at Nissan figured that if an oven can clean itself, why not a car?  They set out to incorporate an innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning drivers may never have to c ...
The World’s Great Race Circuits

The World’s Great Race Circuits

Here's a comprehensive map the World's Great Race Circuits.  All of them, including Le Mans and the Nurburgring fit inside the Isle of Man TT course.Having trouble reading the small print of the race circuit names?   The full resolution version of the map can be found here:  https://i.imgur.com/ ...
Duke Revolutionizes the Internal Combustion Engine

Duke Revolutionizes the Internal Combustion Engine

Here’s something Citroën should be paying attention to.  The Duke engine from New Zealand.  Quite the revolutionary redesign of the internal combustion engine using an axial-radial approach:https://pixelbark.com/13045/how-the-duke-engines-increases-the-efficiency-of-the-internal-combustion-engi ...
New F1 rules explained by Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastien Vettel

New F1 rules explained by Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastien Vettel

Red Bull has posted a great info page on the new rulebook for F1 in 2014.  It clearly explains the differences from last season.And at the link below, click on the transparent car on the top of the Red Bull page to see an amazing video they produced with F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastien Ve ...
Compressed Gas Cylinder Truck Impact

Compressed Gas Cylinder Truck Impact

The next time you're driving past a truck with compressed gas cylinders, beware...  Check out this video clip of an accident in Russia:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG1LGKieTxY Notice the containers become rockets from about 2 minutes onwards! ...
Slightly faster than a 2CV

Slightly faster than a 2CV

On February 14, 2014, the Hennessey Venom GT supercar clocked a new land speed record of 270.49 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  This makes it the world's fastest car.  Faster (by 4 mph) than a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.  But not officially in the Guinness Book of World records as to ...
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