Old Town has been making canoes and kayaks in Old Town, Maine since 1898. Even though modern materials and methods are used on new designs, hand-crafted wooden canoes and kayaks are still made, one at a time, by special order.
Due in large part to the oil crisis of 1973, many startup American car companies were developing and producing electric cars in small numbers into the early 1980s. The Omega Electric Car Company of Huntington Beach, California, was one of these companies.
During the communist regime in Poland, scooters were associated with the freedom and luxury of the West. The Osa M-50 entered mass production in 1959, powered by a two-stroke 148cc motorcycle engine with a capacity of 6.5 hp.