What do you say to your wife before jumping onboard a car like this? I’ll be back? Because you might not.
Just look at that sexy engine working away on this 1906 Darracq grand prix car prowling around Australia's Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. That is some hot valve-on-combustion-chamber action. I think I might need to take a cold shower.
The year 1918 doesn't seem all that far away, all things considered. And yet, futurists of the time thought some day we'd be traveling through space at the "terrific" speed of two miles a minute. That's 120 mph. To the moon in 83 days? Preposterous!