"First of fair sex to obtain motorcycle license in Capital. Although she weighs only 88 pounds -- one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia. She is 27 years old and 4 feet, 11 inches tall. Immediately after receiving her permit, Mrs. Halterman was initiated into the D.C. Motorcycle Club -- the only girl ever to be accorded this honor."
Shell Mex House at 80, Strand, London Designed by Messrs Joseph, with F. Milton Cashmore responsible for most of the work. Built in 1930-31.
During the Second World War, the building became home to the Ministry of Supply which co-ordinated supply of equipment to the national armed forces. It was also the home of the "Petroleum Board" which handled the distribution and rationing of petroleum products during the war. Beyond any doubt these institutions were a model for George Orwell's Ministry of Plenty (see 1984).
Small Japanese convertible coupe built on Mazda MX-5 platform, powered by 160 H.P. 2-liter engine and has a retractable metal top. The car bears a striking resemblance to British Morgan Roadster, except for the grille which is more or less Daimler-esque. Post-modernism on wheels.
1932. William Bushnell Stout designs his rear-engine 6-to-8-seat 'travelling machine'. Two years before Hans Ledvinka's Tatra 77. Long before the start of KdF-Wagen aka VW Beetle serial production. Only nine Scarabs were made. Five survived.