Integrity Tire November 2018

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3-WHEEL MICROCARS In the 20th and 21st Centuries

the large four-wheel cars at the time, and two-wheeled vehicles, such as motorcycles, were too small and couldn’t meet their needs. Many auto companies, including BMW, Bond, and Morgan, decided to take advantage of the situation. These companies produced small, lightweight, and inexpensive three-wheel cars that could be driven in Europe with a motorcycle license. They also provided the public with exactly what they wanted: cheap transportation. Morgan, the most well- known producer of three-wheeled cars, was one of those companies. They started up around 1910 and are still very successful to this day. In fact, their 110-year anniversary is next year. To celebrate, they’re releasing a new model — the Morgan 3 Wheeler 110. Similar to its predecessor, which was first produced between 1909 and the 1950s, it promises a classic look equipped with 21st- century technology. The Bond Bug was created around 1970 by Bond Cars. What’s interesting about this is that Bond Cars was taken over by Reliant soon after the Bond Bug was commissioned. Even though it was named “Bond Bug,” it was sold under Reliant Regal and contained several of their characteristics. In fact, the only part on the three-wheeled microcar that was not Reliant was the coil-spring suspension at its rear. The cars were only released for a few years before the

I’ve always been fascinated by three-wheel microcars like the Bond Bug, which is my personal favorite. It looks like a wedge of cheese on three wheels. Not all three-wheel cars look like this, though. There are also flashy cars like Morgan’s Three Wheeler, BMW’s Isetta, and many others with similar styles from around 1950–1970. Lately, there have been many companies working on building new electric three-wheel cars, and some have already been released. The three-wheel microcars have been around for longer than you might think. The first recorded draft of one was drawn up by Leonardo da Vinci back in the 15th century. The sketch that da Vinci drew showed a three-wheeled vehicle that operated through similar mechanics as a clock. The first microcar with three wheels, created in 1886, is argued to be the very first motorized vehicle — the Benz Patent- Motorwagen. These microcars became well-known in the early 20th century and have been around ever since, fluctuating in popularity throughout the years. People prefer these cars because of their economic characteristics; they’re smaller, cheaper, and lighter than the four-wheeled version. And cars were in high demand after World War II. People living in countries that suffered the aftermath of the war — Japan, Germany, France, and England — needed transportation. They were too poor to afford

company stopped manufacturing them due to poor sales. Plus, Reliant wanted to make room for its own three-wheeled model, the Reliant Robin. For those reasons, and maybe a few others, only about 2,000 Bond Bugs were made. Today you might not see them around too often, but car companies are bringing back the trend. Companies such as Peugeot and Volkswagen are building and releasing new electric models of the three-wheeled microcar, such as the CityEI. One of the newest versions was released last summer: the electric Nobe 100, designed and built in Estonia. It has a classic 1950s look, complete with the technology we have today. I’m excited to see what will come next for these interesting three-wheeled cars; they only seem to get better and better.

“I’ve always been fascinated by three-wheel microcars like the Bond Bug, which is my personal favorite. It looks like a wedge of cheese on three wheels.”

Jesse Zimmerman

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Enjoy These 6 Autumn Activities

Fun for the Whole Family!

BACKYARD BONFIRE During these cold months, you may be tempted to stay indoors, but heading outside for a bonfire is a great way to spend time with your family while enjoying the brisk weather. If you have a fire pit in your backyard, now is the perfect time to take advantage of it by bundling up with some hot chocolate and s’mores. AUTUMN ARRANGEMENTS It’s time to get crafty! Creating your own fall arrangements will ensure that your home has the seasonal decorations you want. Making beautiful fall flower arrangements for your kitchen table or wreaths for your front door to greet guests will create the desired autumn vibe you’ve been searching for. MOVIE NIGHT Gather your loved ones in the living room with popcorn, blankets, and a great film. Make the most of your autumn evenings by cozying up and spending quality time of brilliance.” The axle and wheels had to be made to fit together with nothing less than perfection. The axle and the holes in the center of the wheel needed to be almost flawlessly round and smooth, otherwise the wheels couldn’t turn. According to Live Science, “The invention of the wheel was so challenging that it probably happened only once, in one place.” A MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Evidence of wheels continues to appear across the world, and the oldest discoveries weren’t used as transportation, but as tools or toys. The earliest signs of wheels located in North America were found in the 1940s in Vera Cruz,

with each other while watching some family holiday favorites, like “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” or the Thanksgiving comedy- drama “Pieces of April.” HOME-COOKED FOOD When autumn rolls around, pie and warm cider may be high on your list of tasty treats you’re eagerly anticipating. This fall, encourage your family to take part in making annual goodies and sharing them with your neighbors. Nothing warms the heart more than receiving a loaf of freshly baked pumpkin bread during these increasingly cold days. KNITTED SCARVES If you’re handy with knitting needles, now is the season to put them to work. Hand-knitted scarves are great gifts to give throughout the fall and winter, and you can also make it a family activity! Take some time to teach your kids how to knit and crochet to create scarves of their very own. Mexico, in the form of wheeled toys, such as ceramic dogs with wheels for legs. The use of the wheel to transport people or objects didn’t occur in North America until the European settlers arrived. From toys to transportation, and wagon wheels to modern automobile tires, the wheel has changed how we operate daily. The wheel allows us to cut labor and travel time by significant amounts, enabling some work and travel distances to be more manageable than they ever could be before. At Integrity Tire, we understand what this amazing creation has done for us, and we want to provide you with the best, newest, and latest model of the wheel!

Throughout November, everyone is eagerly looking forward to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, but you shouldn’t let the rest of the month slip past you! Enjoy these other fall activities with the whole family. HOMEMADE CARAMEL APPLES Homemade treats are no doubt far better than their store-bought counterparts. Try your hand at making your own caramel apples for the whole family to enjoy. You can also add a number of toppings to liven things up, such as nuts, white or milk chocolate, coconut, sprinkles, or pecans. The wheel is seen as one of man’s greatest inventions — a unique tool that was entirely conceived by humans. Many of the tools we use today were influenced by nature, such as a pitchfork that resembles a forked branch. However, there is no object in nature that truly resembles our human-made wheel. CREATION OF THE FIRST WHEEL Rope, woven cloth, boats, flutes, and sewing needles were some of the first inventions created before the wheel was fashioned. It’s argued that the most likely place the first wheels were invented was in Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C., but they weren’t used for transportation. The wheels discovered were used as potter’s wheels, which was about 300 years before they were utilized for chariots. THE INVENTION OF THE WHEEL David Anthony, a professor of anthropology at Hartwick College, states that the invention of the wheel-and-axle concept was a “stroke What You May Not Know


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You can also experiment with other kinds of sausage to find the flavors that best complement your stuffing. Use a sweet sausage when you need something to pair with a stuffing that incorporates apples. Cranberry sauce This Thanksgiving staple rarely gets the attention it deserves. While it’s easy to buy a can of cranberry sauce, you do your guests a culinary disservice by going this route. Instead, make your own cranberry sauce. There are many recipes online, and all you need are some fresh or frozen cranberries, orange juice, and sugar to make the best cranberry sauce of your life.

When you think of Thanksgiving food, the first dishes that pop into your mind are probably turkey, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. They’re a part of nearly every Thanksgiving meal. And while these delicious foods are something you don’t want to skip, there are dishes your table is sorely missing — dishes that don’t get the respect they truly deserve. This Thanksgiving, why not take a look at a few other options?

Soup This is one dish that rarely hits the Thanksgiving table. But try a butternut squash or broccoli cheddar soup and you’ll be surprised just how “at home” it feels among the rest of your spread. It’s perfect to serve ahead of the main course, as the final touches are put on the turkey, or when the green bean casserole needs a few more minutes in the oven.

Thanksgiving, but with the right accompaniment, they can make for an extremely tasty and nutritious dish. For example, try roasting halved Brussels sprouts with dried cranberries and bacon, drizzled with a raspberry balsamic vinaigrette. Sausage Put a creative spin on your traditional Thanksgiving dishes and try using sausage in the stuffing. An Italian sausage, for instance, adds a kick of flavor to any stuffing, homemade or from the box.

Brussels sprouts These tiny greens often get overlooked during

Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple, but they’re often the blandest thing on the table. Luckily that’s not the case with this recipe, which features Thai spices and coconut milk. SPICY, CREAMY SWEET POTATOES



1. Heat oven to 375 F. On a large sheet pan, bake potatoes until very soft, approximately 75 minutes. 2. Let potatoes cool until they are safe to handle, then peel and mash. 3. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine coconut milk and curry paste. Once mixed, add the mixture, salt, half the sugar, and half the butter to potatoes. 4. 30 minutes before serving, heat oven to 425 F. Spread potatoes in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 20 minutes. 5. Uncover potatoes and dot with remaining butter and sugar. Broil until brown, crusty, and delicious. Serve hot.

5 pounds sweet potatoes 1 cup canned coconut milk 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste

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1/2 cup dark brown sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon kosher salt

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Have You Seen Those 3-Wheeled Cars?

Caramel Apples, Knitting, and Bonfires

The Invention of the Wheel


Thanksgiving Dishes Your Table Is Missing

Spicy, Creamy Sweet Potatoes


Local Events Near You!

Winter Seasonal Events

Enjoying the Holidays

A FARMER’S CHRISTMAS Where: 866 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 1–5 p.m. Admission: $3–$7 Website:

Although the months are growing colder, there are still plenty of activities for you and your family to participate in! Grab your mittens and scarf and head out the door to catch these events.

BLACK FRIDAY TOURS OF THE REFUGE Where: 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna When: Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 Admission: Free Website: If you want to avoid the hustle, bustle, and crowds of Black Friday, this event is perfect for you. Head out to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge with your family to enjoy bird-watching and learn about wildlife conservation. The tours run all day and last for an hour and a half, but space is limited. If you’re eager to get away from the shops and stores, call 302-653-9345 to register today.

WINTER WONDERFEST 2018 Where: 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes When: Nov. 17 to Dec. 31, 2018 Website: This winter festival is full of seasonal activities just for you and the family, including ice skating, carnival rides, meeting Santa, live music, and light shows! The drive out to Lewes, Delaware, will be worth your while.

Christmas will arrive soon, and now is your chance to get into the spirit! The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village are morphing into a Christmas wonderland for everyone to enjoy. Attendees can listen to Christmas carols, walk through the “Avenue of Trees,” sip hot cider, watch musical performances, or enjoy a recreated 1890s village. Plus, children can enjoy different yuletide crafts, such as paper quilling and yarn dolls.

Brave the chill this month and enjoy yourself!

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