Karl Benz's first Motorwagon

The ‘Motorwagon‘ was the brainchild of Karl Benz.  The three wheeled motorcar was the predecessor to his first four wheel automobile with internal petrol combustion engine released in 1893.  His company, Benz and Co had been started in 1883.  Though the commencement was three years after the Balmain Bowling Club was formed, both (now called) Mercedes Benz and the Balmain Bowling Club are still going strong.

Balmain Bowling Club's 1880 Badge