The First Car

SteamMachineOfVerbiestIn1678Machine Maestro here with the first car dating back to 1670s. The man who invented the car was named Ferdinand Verbiest. He was born in Belgium on October 9, 1623! He was a mathematician and astronomer. I thought this would be a good subject to talk about because most people think that Henry Ford built the first car. Verbiest designed the so-called car. It was actually a trolley that was steam powered, made for the Chinese emperor. The big metal ball had the steam in it, which then traveled through a tube to the axle, which then turned the wheel. I hope this was a helpful post.

Stay tuned for my next post about the first American muscle cars. I hope you will enjoy.



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