Buying a Retro Car: What Should You Pay Attention to?

Nowadays, vintage cars are gaining more and more popularity. And therefore, the question of purchasing a retro auto has become increasingly popular among owners of vehicles. The number of people collecting old cars is growing rapidly. However, there are not enough vehicles in stock. But since there is demand, there will be supply. In this[…]

How to Drive Defensively around Big Trucks

Commercial trucks often use the same roads as other non-commercial motor vehicles, and as you may already know, many crashes recorded each year involving large trucks. Since truck drivers usually spend a lot of time on the road, specific measures should be taken to prevent those accidents. When sharing the road with haulage trucks, you[…]

Here’s How to Make Your Childhood Dream of Becoming a Pilot Come True

We all had a childhood dream. It is, unfortunately, by virtue of it being a childhood dream, unlikely we will ever be able to pursue it. This is because most childhood dreams are absolutely fantastic, or as we grow older, we find ourselves more cynical and less enthusiastic about becoming, shall we say… a wizard?[…]

Travel, Transport, and Communications in Victorian England

During Queen Victoria’s reign Britain was the most powerful trading nation in the world. Introduction Victorian advances in transport and communications sparked a social, cultural and economic revolution whose effects are still evident today. The railway network flourished between 1830 and 1870. By 1852 there were over 7,000 miles of rail track in England and[…]

Chariots in Ancient Hunting, Sports, and Warfare

Horses were not used for transport, ploughing, warfare or any other practical human activity until quite late in history, and the chariot was the first such application. By Rodrigo Quijada PlubinsHistorian Introduction The chariot was a light vehicle, usually on two wheels, drawn by one or more horses, often carrying two standing persons, a driver[…]

The Roads of Roman Britain

A considerable number of Roman roads remained in daily use as core trunk roads for centuries after the end of Roman rule in Britain. Introduction Roman roads in Britannia were initially designed for military use, created by the Roman Army during the nearly four centuries (43 – 410 AD) that Britannia was a province of the Roman Empire. It is estimated that about[…]