The first front wheel drive car, the 1905 Christie 4 cylinder Vanderbilt cup racecar

Above photo from Walter Christie was involved in the engineering of many other vehicles, steamships, submarines, aircraft and fire engines coincidentally, and this past weekend I and Justacargal were examining the one at the Nethercutt museum just North of Los Angeles in the San Fernando valley:

the 3 some of race cars at the 1908 Minnesota state fair is from

At one time, it had a second engine on the rear wheels, in the same transverse powering it's own axle