THE WORLD’S FIRST TRUCK
Gottlieb Damiler built the world’s first truck in 1896. The two cylinder, four horse power engine was designed to run on gas, coal gas and lamp fuel. Its first job was delivering beer kegs to taverns in England. This overly enhanced replica is available to museums and private collectors alike. Call for pricing.
Watch as Bill Eggers and the 1896 Daimler Truck Replica goes to Mecum Auctions at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg on July 30, 2015. Clip courtesy of NBCSN.
Overly enhanced custom replication of the 1896 Daimler Truck.
This is the photo of the original truck.
To see the 1896 Daimler Truck in action, enjoy the video below.
THE FIRST MECHANICAL BICYCLE
The first mechanical bicycle was invented by Kirkpatric Macmillan, a Scottish blacksmith who lived from 1812 to 1878. Macmillan’s contraption had a wood frame and iron rimmed wooden wheels. The front wheel which provided limited steering, was approximately 30 inches and the rear was 40 inches, attached to pedals via connecting rods. It weighed around 60 pounds.
THE FIRST STEERABLE BICYCLE
Also called Laufmachine (running machine). This machine was invented by the German Baron Karl Von Drais in Manhein, Germany around 1817. Being the first means of transport to make use of the two wheel principle. The Laufmachine is regarded as the archetype of the bicycle. This Draisene is on display at the Kurpfälzisches Museum in Heidelburg, Germany.
THE FIRST BICYCLE EVER MADE
Monsieur Sivrac of France invented this bicycle made completely of wood. This was a very rough device and had no pedals, handle bars or any other parts of today’s modern bicycle. This bicycle could not be turned and could only be driven straight. It was revolutionary in its time.
THE FIRST COAL-FIRED STEAM MOTORCYCLE
The original 1867 Roper Steam Velocipede is in the Smithsonian, but this hand-crafted custom replica is currently available for sale. Ideal for museums and private collectors. Call for pricing.
FIRST GAS-POWERED MOTORCYCLE
The internal combustion engine was invented for the 1885 Daimler Reitwagen. The original Daimler in no longer in existence due to fire, but this custom hand-crafted replica is currently available for sale. Ideal for museums and private collectors. Call for pricing.
To see Bill Egger’s personal 1885 Daimler Reitwagen Replica, enjoy the video above. Please note: the running version of the Daimler is not for sale.
1913 Indian Twin with Sidecar. On display for two years at the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame in the 1980s.
1905 Indian Camelback Single. This was Henry Wing Sr.’s bike–the man who started the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.
1939 Indian Scout Racer. Raced in the 1940s. One of two professional team bikes.
1948 Harley Davidson Pan Head