Free Shipping on Order Over $60
AfterPay Available
Something New Under the Sun

Something New Under the Sun

by Carol Jean Lambert
Paperback
Publication Date: 03/12/2013
RRP  $24.99 $24.75
The more I learned about my great-grandfather, the more impressed I was. One of ten children in an entrepreneurial, hard-working family, he was front and center for the industrial revolution that characterized his age. At only thirty John designed, built and drove the first gasoline-powered car in America. John's prototype was different from other efforts of his day. Others took an existing stationary engine and fastened it to a carriage built to be pulled by a horse. John built his machine to carry the weight of his engine which became famous for is unique transmission design of two perpendicular spinning disks, a technology still in use today. John was known as the Father of the Gradual Transmission. Cries of "Get a horse!" did not deter him. In January 1891 John Lambert drove his three-wheeled wonder through the streets of Ohio City, Ohio offering rides to the amazed citizenry and then indulged his dare-devil nature under the moonlight pressing the power of his vehicle across the frozen fields of friendly farmers. L. Scott Bailey, the Editor of Antique Automobile magazine and editor of the definitive and beautiful book The American Car Since 1775, after five full years of extensive investigation and research, elucidated the claim that John Lambert built the first car to run by gasoline in America in an article entitled, "Historic Discovery: 1891 Lambert, New Claim for America's First Car" (Antique Automobile, Oct/Nov 1960). In correspondence, Mr. Bailey encouraged me to tell John's story. I am thrilled to offer this rendering of my quest to know John and his extraordinary life.
ISBN:
9781939166319
9781939166319
Category:
Motor cars: general interest
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
03-12-2013
Publisher:
Carol Jean Lambert
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
160
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x9mm
Weight:
0.22kg

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 10-15 working days of you placing an order.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro  2 working days

NSW Metro  2 working days

NSW Rural  2 - 3 working days

NSW Remote  2 - 5 working days

NT Metro  3 - 6 working days

NT Remote  4 - 10 working days

QLD Metro  2 - 4 working days

QLD Rural  2 - 5 working days

QLD Remote  2 - 7 working days

SA Metro  2 - 5 working days

SA Rural  3 - 6 working days

SA Remote  3 - 7 working days

TAS Metro  3 - 6 working days

TAS Rural  3 - 6 working days

VIC Metro  2 - 3 working days

VIC Rural  2 - 4 working days

VIC Remote  2 - 5 working days

WA Metro  3 - 6 working days

WA Rural  4 - 8 working days

WA Remote  4 - 12 working days

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Something New Under the Sun.