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The First World War Sports Car Myth

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Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.

 
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Sutton's Mythbusting Protest. Wikipedia Myth Number 17. The First World War Sports Car Myth

Nov. 16, 2013 5:50 pm
Categories: CounterknowledgeDysology
Here on Best Thinking, everyday throughout November, I am publishing a newly busted myth, or newly discovered fallacy, which is currently being disseminated by the on-line encyclopedia known as Wikipedia.
I am highlighting Wikipedia’s unreliability and dreadful quality of information in protest against its deliberate policy of facilitating and refusing to halt engaging in stealth plagiarism of information from the unique work of expert authors.
At the time of writing, Wikipedia’s senior editors refuse to cite Best Thinking as a reliable source, yet Wikipedia regularly plagiarizes the original content on this site to pass-off my unique myth busting discoveries as though they are discoveries made by its own replicators who refer to themselves collectively as ‘Wikipedians’. Wikipedia passively sanctions this self-serving fraudulent behavior in order to conceal its unreliability and pervasive myth-mongering. (Click here: for the full story).

Myth

‘…the term sports car would not be coined until after World War One.’

Fact

The term dates back a least as far as 1914, because exactly four months before the start of World War One, a ‘sports car’ was mentioned to describe a 25 horse power vehicle in France. See Autocar Magazine (1914) Volume 32. p. 135:   
'I have just returned form the South of France, passing through Lyons, where I visited the works with my car, and was shown the new model 25 h.p. “Sports” car and was so impressed…'
It seems that every page of Wikipedia either lacks essential information or else is mongering myths, fallacies, counterknowledge, voodoo histories and other utter claptrap.
As an encyclopaedia of 'knowledge' and 'facts', Wikipedia is simply not fit for purpose. Little wonder then that its army of Wikipedians scour the internet looking to plagiarise discoveries made by others in order to pass them off, un-cited, as though they were discovered by Wikipedia’s own replicating editors.

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