industrial revolution, france, steam tractor, worlds first, cugnot, road crash
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A digital painting using Gruppe_wc in DAP..
Original PD image and information from wikipedia.. .
The first self-propelled vehicle is thought to have been a steam-powered military tractor, invented by Frenchman Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725-1804) in 1769. This vehicle travelled at a speed of only 4 km/h (2.5 mph), but Cugnot still managed to drive one into a wall in 1771. He survived what may be described as the first automotive accident.
– Dennis Melling
Not bad for 1769 :):)
Interesting artwork Dennis, great work!
Thank you very much Chris :)My previous reply seems to have disappeared :(
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