Category: Motoring Milestones

  • 25 April – 1 May: Motoring Milestones

    MOTORING MILESTONES 25 April – 1 May Cars and people in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Higham-Thomas Special Babs, UAW, Ford GT40, Park-O-Meter, New York Auto Show and Formula 1. 190 years ago this week, Londoner, Samuel Brown was granted British Patent No. 5350 for the first practical internal combustion engine [25 April 1826]. A […]

  • 18-24 April: Motoring Milestones

    18-24 April Cars and people in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Pierre Curie, CLEVER car, Peugeot, Vespa scooter, Cadillac, Corvette, and Maserati 110 years ago this week, Nobel Prize winning scientist Pierre Curie (46) died as a result of a carriage accident in a storm while crossing the Rue Dauphine in Paris. One of the […]

  • 11-17 April: Motoring Milestones

    11-17 April Cars and people in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Crossley Motors, Eddie O’Donnell, Maserati, Red Baron, General Motors, Santa Pod and Jaguar. 110 years ago this week, Crossley Motors Ltd was founded in Manchester, England by the Crossley brothers, William and Francis The marque produced approximately 19,000 high quality cars until 1938, 5,500 […]

  • 4-10 April: Motoring Milestones

    4-10 April Cars and people in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Jordan Motor Company, Jaguar XJS, Bob Burman, Pontiac Fiero, Renault, Ford Motor Company, and Aston Martin. 100 years ago this week, ground-breaking ceremonies were held for the new Jordan Motor Car Company factory in Cleveland, Ohio, US [5 April 1916]. Jordan was also one […]

  • 28 March – 3 April: Motoring Milestones

    28 March – 3 April: Motoring Milestones

    28 March – 3 April 120 years ago this week, Armand Peugeot set up his own company, Société Anonyme des Automobiles Peugeot (2 April 1896). He built a factory at Audincourt, dedicated to the manufacture of cars with an internal combustion engine…..90 years ago this week, Aymo Maggi driving a Bugatti T35 won the Rome […]

  • 21-27 March: Motoring Milestones

    21 -27 March 90 years ago this week, Henry Segrave driving a 4 litre Sunbeam Ladybird established a new world land speed record of 152.33 mph (240.31 km/h) in Southport, England (21 March 1926). This record lasted for just over a month, until it was broken by J.G. Parry-Thomas driving Babs, powered by a 27-litre […]

  • 14-20 March: Motoring Milestones

    14-20 March: Motoring Milestones

    14 – 20 March 110 years ago this week, Rolls-Royce Ltd. was officially registered with Charles S. Rolls and F. Henry Royce as directors (15 March 1906). The two men agreed that Royce Limited would manufacture a line of cars to be sold exclusively by C.S. Rolls & Co. Just after the company was organised, […]

  • 7-13 March: Motoring Milestones

    7-13 March: Motoring Milestones

    7 – 13 March 2016 100 years ago this week, the manufacturing firms of Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto merged to form the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (7th March 1916) The company would later become the Bayerische Motor-Werke (Bavarian Motor Works or BMW). BMW began as a manufacturer of aircraft engines. In 1923, BMW built its first motorcycle […]

  • 29 February – 6 March: Motoring Milestones

    29th February – 6th March 120 years ago this week ….. Charles Brady King, an American engineer and entrepreneur (6th March 1896) test drove his first car in Detroit, Michigan, US in front of hundreds of spectators at speeds up to 7 mph, becoming the first man to drive a car in the Motor City. […]