1889: Daimler wire-wheel car delights Paris --- At the Paris World Exposition, at which a Benz Patent Motor Car is also exhibited, Daimler and Maybach present their V-engine and the motorised quadricycle (the wire-wheel car). This heralds the birth of the French automobile industry. The wire-wheel car is equipped with the four-speed, gear-only transmission invented by Maybach. ==> https://de.pinterest.com/duanechapman/cool-cars-motorcycles-other-transportation/
1915 Saxon Speedster. The Saxon appeared in the winter of 1913 as a small two-seater roadster. Electric lights were available at extra cost. At $395.00 these wire-wheeled cars caught the public fancy and although they looked more like cyclecars than conventional small automobiles, sales were high from the first.