A century ago vehicles were far more varied and interesting than we believe. For example, many of the cars were electric and not gas-powered! That technology was explored a hundred years ago before being rejected in favor of gasoline engines.
This assortment of vintage vehicles includes many obscure brands that disappeared during the early years. Some ingenious designs caught on, some did not. It was possible to start your own car company back then, compared to its almost-impossibility today (due to high capital demand).
Examining these cars in the flesh lets you understand them realistically. Piloting one over unpaved roads must have been a jaw-rattling adventure!
Look at the beauties pictured below. They stand as physical testament to human creativity.