Hi, Jo here talking about cars, which is outside my usual time period. In a way.

In the pre-automobile age "car" was short for carriage, so you can come across what sound like anachronisms, such as "he travelled by car." But today I'm coming forward to blog about automobiles. The first picture is of a 19th century (just) car that clearly shows the connection to a horse-drawn carriage of the time.M6615w Winner horseless carriage, USA, 1898

Next weekend I’ll be attending a romance conference in Madrid, so at the moment I’m visiting my sister in Malaga, on the south coast of Spain, and I decided to visit the Automobile Museum. I’d  heard that it's interesting, but cars don't interest me much. However, as it's only a fifteen minute walk away, I decided I should.

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