Little Car
36 episodes
3 days ago
Anatoly Petrovich Bugorski accidently put his head into a live particle accelerator, and lived to tell the story! To get early ad-free access to new videos, or your name at the end of my videos, please consider supporting me from just $1 or 80p a month..
2 weeks ago
In the 1990s Joalto Designs created a car door that slid down for easy entry. What happened to it, and what other cars have tried disappearing car doors? Follow and Subscribe Above! Link to my other channel - Big Car:...
1 month ago
If you’re not from the UK, or even if you’re not of “a certain age”, you may not know what a TV Detector van is, or even why they’re needed. In the UK, the BBC or British Broadcasting Corporation is funded almost entirely by a licence fee backed...
1 month ago
Ian Fleming released the James Bond novel “Goldfinger” in 1959, and after the success of the first two Bond films there was interest in turning it into a film. In the Goldfinger book, James Bond drove an Aston Martin DB Mark III, but the film’s...
1 month ago
The history of Tonka toys, from their post-war beginnings in Minnesota, to their success, to bankruptcy, and onwards, all while making indestructible trucks. Follow and Subscribe Above! Some of the images comes courtesy of www.tonkatoys.com. Sources:..
2 months ago
The history of the 1966 Batmobile from the TV series & movie. Sources: https://www.motortrend.com/news/c12-0511-dean-jeffries-interview/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Barris_(auto_customizer) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Mother_the_Car...
3 months ago
Volvo 400 series video: https://youtu.be/stsUQXCxGsI While making the Volvo 400 series video I had the great fortune to interview one of its designers - Steve Harper, who also designed the Escort RS Cosworth. The whole interview was fascinating, so I...
3 months ago
There’s some disagreement about how the Chopper came to be. Raleigh’s official line is that Raleigh’s designer, Alan Oakley was on a fact-finding trip to the US. After seeing the Sting-Ray fad first-hand, he sketched his own version and Raleigh...
4 months ago
The Panthermobile was created to feature in the opening and end credits for the 1969 “Pink Panther Show”, a spin off from the successful Inspector Clouseau films of the 1960s. It cost around £330,000 in today’s money to build, a fair amount to...
6 months ago
Dagen H or “H day”, was the day on 3 September 1967, in which the traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. Dagen means “Day” and the "H" stands for "Högertrafik", the Swedish word for "right...
10 months ago
The Wuppertal Suspension Railway in Germany, the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars, first opened in 1901, but before it opened the Wuppertal area had looked at a similar system. To see the full neural.love video done with loving...
11 months ago
The smörgåsbord of companies that now use the Dunlop brand all started with one man – John Boyd Dunlop. He was a Scottish vet living in Ireland and serial inventor who hit upon the rubber pneumatic tyre in 1888. This wasn’t the first time the...
11 months ago
A turbocharger is a clever device that allows an engine to produce more power. A non-turbocharged engine uses regular uncompressed air and fuel. This works fine, but if you compress air, that is take air that normally fills, say, a pint glass and squish..
1 year ago
As long as there have been cars with windscreens, there have been a need to clear them from rain. Many early cars did without wipers altogether, but designs had been patented as early as 1896 as people saw them useful not just for automobiles but steam...
1 year ago
1936 was a great year to be alive, because the first car appeared with pop-up headlights – quite possibly the best thing to happen to headlights since someone thought to use a light bulb instead of a gas light. They appeared simultaneously on two cars...
1 year ago
Hot Wheels are a brand under the American Mattel toy company and were originally introduced in 1968. Hot Wheels were conceived to be more like "hot rod" cars, as compared to Matchbox cars which were generally small-scale models of production cars. There.
1 year ago
Majorette is a French toy manufacturer which mostly produces small die-cast cars and other construction and military vehicles, particularly in 1:64 scale. This is a normal 2.5 to 3 inch size, thus Majorette has sometimes been called the Matchbox Toys of..
1 year ago
Hornby Railways is a British model railway brand. Its roots date back to 1901, when founder Frank Hornby received a patent for his Meccano construction toy. The first clockwork train was produced in 1920. In 1938, Hornby launched its first 00 gauge train.
1 year ago
Scalextric is a brand of slot cars and slot car racing sets which first appeared in the late 1950s, manufactured by the English firm Minimodels. The brand is currently owned and distributed by Hornby. Scalextric is a track based slot car racing system...
1 year ago
Dinky Toys was the brand name for a range of die-cast zamac zinc alloy miniature vehicles produced by Meccano Ltd. They were made in England from 1934 to 1979, at a factory in Binns Road in Liverpool. Dinky Toys were among the most popular diecast...