You’re welcome, Hellephant, supercharging is over a century old


With the Hellephant 426 crate engine making headlines at SEMA this year, I wondered where the roots of automotive supercharging were first planted (pun intended). So I picked up The New Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885 to Present (some light afternoon reading) and started hunting.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/01/supercharging-is-over-a-century-old