Twelve Days of Christmas Wish List - Day Nine

12/20/2012 7:23 PM

Over the next twelve days, Urban Gear Works will be posting a wish list for the auto industry. Here's Day Nine:


Donate to Wikipedia


I actually had a completely different topic planned for today, but I decided it was time to make a socially responsible wish. Instead of asking for another dream car, I'd like to ask Urban Gear Works readers to please consider making a small donation to Wikipedia this holiday season.


Wikipedia runs completely on donations, and is authored by volunteers who would just want to share thier knowledge. Most significantly to Urban Gear Works, Wikipedia is a treasure trove of automotive information and history. Did you know:


  • How an Atkinson cycle engine works?
  • The Chrysler Norseman was lost at sea before it could be shown to the public?
  • A.J. Foyt is the only driver to have won the Indy 500, Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 hours of LeMans?
  • Edward Hall raced the entire 24 Hours of LeMans without a driver change?
  • The Rover V-8 is based on a Buick design from the 1960s?
  • BRM built a 1.5 Litre V-16 capable of 600 horsepower at 12,000 RPM?
  • The Aston Martin Lagonda had CRT screens instead of gauges?
  • The Bugatti Atlantic had body panels that were riveted instead of welded, because the original prototype panels were constructed of magnesium alloy?


This is just a tiny sample of the information hosted on Wikipedia. There is hardly a day that I don't reference it for one purpose or another. If you feel the same way, why not make a small donation to keep it going? Or, if you can't donate money, why not find an article where you can contribute your personal knowledge? If you aren't one for writing, there are many articles with no pictures - maybe you have a picture somewhere that would make the article more complete. Let's all make sure that this information stays free and available to everyone.


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