The world's oldest running car is up for auction--an 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trapardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout. This is a most fortuitous occurrence. You see, about 35 years ago, I first ran across the following piece of doggerel in an article by the late, great Henry N. Manney III, and have been waiting ever since for an opportunity to use it. I now share it with you:
I ran into some trippers
In my swift DeDion Bouton.
Squashed them flat as kippers,
Left them aussi mort que mouton.
What a nuisance trippers are;
Now I must repaint the car.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled evening. :-)