Friday, January 24, 2014

Weekend Steam: It Sounds Like A Locomotive!

This home video from YouTube highlights a 1902 steam motorcycle on its first run.  In the early years of motor-transportation, the four stroke gasoline engine was not quite a done deal.

If you liked the motorcycle you will love Jay Leno's restoration of a 1906 Stanley Steamer. It's mostly early Twentieth Century technology, but Jay has done some impressive tweaking to the design so this car can go right down the freeway. It sounds even MORE like a locomotive!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had never even heard of a steam cycle! I wonder how far it could go without topping off?

Thanks for posting