Category: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

  • 24-25 July: This Weekend inn Motorsport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in motor sport history ….. ~24 July~ 1878: The Green Bay-Madison steam automobile race in Wisconsin, US concluded after six days elapsed time, but just 33 hours, 27 minutes of actual running time for an average of 6 mph. The winners were Frank […]

  • 10-11 July: This Weekend inn Motorsport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend inn history ……. ~10 July~ 1907: The fourth Glidden Tour began in Cleveland, Ohio, with an indirect route to Chicago, Illinois, and then back to New York City. The contest was a club affair with teams from automobile organizations who represented different cities […]

  • 3-4 July: This Weekend in Motorsport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in motor sport ……. ~3 July~ 1905: The first 24 hour motor race run in Columbus, Ohio, US on a one mile oval circuit horse racing track, ended. Remarkably the three cars that started all survived the race, which was won by Charles […]

  • 26-27 June: This weekend in Motor Sports History

    Discover the most momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history ~26 June~ 1902: (26th- 28th) The 1902 Gordon Bennett Cup was run over a distance of 565 km from Paris to Innsbruck in conjunction with the Paris-Vienna motor car race. The race started in Paris on June 26. Competing were 30 […]

  • 19-20 June: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motorsports events that took place this weekend in history ……… ~19 June~ 1899: Ettore Bugatti won the 110 mile (175 km) Padua-Vincenza-Thiene-Bassano-Treviso-Padua road race driving a twin-engined tricycle of his own design. 1909: Louis Chevrolet won the Ira Cobe Trophy, which was possibly his only road course victory. Dubbed the “Vanderbilt […]

  • 17-18 July: This Weekend inn Motorsport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history ……   ~17 July~ 1926: A series of races were held on the 1.5 mile board Atlantic City Speedway, a track that featured turns banked at 45 degrees. Harry Hartz drove a Miller to victory in the featured mile race while […]

  • 12-13 June: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history ……..   ~12 June~ 1903: Racer Claude Loraine-Barrow died in Libourne, France from injured suffered when his De Dietrich crashed during the recent Paris-Madrid race – his riding mechanic, Pierre Todez, was killed instantly. 1909: The first races sanctioned by the American […]

  • 5-6 June: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history ………   ~5 June~ 1909: The first competitive event took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a gas-filled balloon race. In the handicap division, Charles Walsh’s “Hoosier” was declared winner as his balloon floated to Westmoreland, Tennesse. 1932: The tenth Gran […]

  • 29-30 May: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …….   ~29 May~ 1895: The first automobile race in Italy, a 62-mile round trip between Turin and Asti, was won by Simone Federmann in a Daimler omnibus. 1901: The 1901 Gordon Bennett Cup, formally titled the II Coupe Internationale, was a […]

  • 22-23 May This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sports evnts that took place this weekend in history …..   ~22 May~   1913: Guido Bigio (31), italian racing car driver and founder of the Turin-based Itala car manufacturer (with Matteo Ceirano and others), died in an accident, testing an Itala two months before the 1913 French Grand Prix. […]