Category: Motoring Milestones

  • 26 July-1 August: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …..   110 years ago this week, the Mason Motor Company was founded in Flint, Michigan, US by Arthur C Mason, Charles Byrne and Charles E Wetherald to produce engines for the new Chevrolet Classic Six [31 July 1911]…….100 years ago today, Jimmy […]

  • 19-25 July: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …..   120 years ago this week, Ransom E. Olds was issued a design patent for his “Vehicle Body”, now commonly called the Curved-Dash Oldsmobile [23 July 1901] – cover image. The gasoline-powered Curved Dash Oldsmobile is credited as being the first mass-produced […]

  • 5-11 July: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …..   120 years ago this week, the speed limit for cars in towns in France was set at 10 km/h (6 mph) [8 July 1901]…….90 years ago this week, the Bentley Company found it could no longer meet its financial obligations and, […]

  • 28 June – 4 July: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Coppa Italia run over 4 laps of the 75 km circuit at Padua was won by Guido Adami driving a Panhard 16 hp [30 June 1901]…….110 years ago this week, Ettore Bugatti was issued a German […]

  • 14-20 June: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, Cleveland issued the first automobile license in Ohio, US to C E Burke [15 June 1901]…….110 years ago this week, the General Motors Export Company was founded to coordinate international sales of GM products [19 June […]

  • 7-13 June: Motoring Milestone

    Discover the most momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …….. 120 years ago this week, the first Peerless automowas introduced [12 June 1901]. Established in Cleveland (US) in 1900 at 43 Lisbon Street, Peerless Motors began producing De Dion-Bouton “machines” under license from the French Company. Engineer Louis P. Mooers designed […]

  • 31 May – 6 June: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …….. 110 years ago this week, the first Pierce-Arrow truck was sold to the International Brewing Corporation [2 June 1911]…….100 years ago this week, Mack adopted the Bulldog as the symbol for Mack trucks [3 June 1921]……on the same day [3 June […]

  • 24-30 May: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ……..   120 years ago this week, the 1901 Gordon Bennett Cup, formally titled the II Coupe Internationale, was a motor race held on public roads in France between Paris and Bordeaux, concurrently with an open-entry race over the same course [29 May […]

  • 17-23 May: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …… 120 years ago this week, the Overman Wheel Company of Chicopee Fall, Massachusetts, US registered the name ‘Victor’ as a trademark for its steam cars [18 May 1901]. Early Victor Steam Cars were equipped with two cylinder vertical engine of 4 […]

  • 10-16 May: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …… 130 years ago this week, the first Daimler engine was imported into England by Frederick R Simms [16 May 1891]…….120 years ago this week, Wily Tischbein driving a De Detrich won the Mannheim-Pforzheim-Mannheim race in Germany [12 May 1901]……100 years ago this […]