1940 Wright Cyclone

The Cyclone series of engines began with the P-1 of 1652 cu. in. displacement in 1923-24. By 1932 the Series F Cyclone 9 produced 575 hp from 1820 cu. in.

1941 Stearman A75N-1 Biplane (Original)

Ask the 60,000 men who learned to fly during WWII in what plane they were taught. The answer will probably be Stearman or Yellow Peril, more than 10,000 of which were built.

1946 Piper J3C Cub (Original)

When painted in Cub Yellow, the ubiquitous Cub was the airplane most commonly seen at airports in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s‚ truly the Model T of the air. This purple Cub was flown by the Flying Farmer, Robert Weymouth.

1946 Pratt & Whitney Wasp Major

This 28-cylinder engine, nicknamed corncob, was the largest production piston engine ever built. At first producing 3000 hp, it was improved to 3500 hp.

1946 Whizzer Motorbike

First introduced in 1939, the Model D Whizzer clip-on bicycle engine signaled the beginning of Breen-Taylor Engineering’s efforts in the motorcycle industry.

1955 Ford Thunderbird

When Chevrolet introduced the Corvette in 1953, Ford was caught flat-footed. There was nothing offered in the Ford lineup to compete with GM's groundbreaking foray into sports car manufacture.

1957 Ford Thunderbird

When Chevrolet introduced the Corvette in 1953, Ford was caught flat-footed. There was nothing offered in the Ford Lineup to compete with GMs groundbreaking foray into sports car manufacture.

1958 BMW Isetta 300

Originally produced by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Iso, the Isetta (little Iso) Coupe was first produced in 1953.

1963 Gemini Space Capsule (Representation)

It is amazing to consider that only 60 years, less than a single lifetime, separates the Wright Brothers’ first successful powered flights and the Project Gemini space capsule. Even more amazing is the fact that Gemini was the second manned spaceflight.