Happy Birthday Diesel!

Happy Birthday!

Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was born today, March 18th 1858, so we celebrate his sesquicentennial!

He published “Theorie und Construktion eines rationellen Wärmemotors zum Ersatz der Dampfmaschine und der heute bekannten Verbrennungsmotoren” in 1887.

Thank you Herr Diesel, for all of your work. Because of you, I (and many others) have the option of transportation without strict dependance on petroleum as our only source of fuel.

While we’re on the subject of Diesel, have a read through this… it appears that some folks are beginning to question why we can’t buy them here in the USA.