April 6th


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1898

125 years ago

Thirteen days after selling its first car, the Winton Motor Carriage Company became an international marque, selling a car to John Moodie of Hamilton, Ontario Read more…

1899

124 years ago

The 132 miles Pau-Bayonne-Pau road race was won by Albert Lemaître driving a Peugeot. Read more…

1908

115 years ago

Byron J Read more…

1912

111 years ago

The Model 30 Cadillac became the first car to be fitted with both electric starting and lighting – the famous ‘Delco’ system.This thirty horsepower, four-cylinder vehicle with bore and stroke of 4.5-inch by 4.5-inch was built with a selective sliding gear transmission and was delivered at a cost of $1,890 Read more…

1917

106 years ago

America entered World War I, and motor racing was suspended throughout the US for the duration Read more…

1928

95 years ago

Henry and Clara Ford, travelling as ‘Mr & Mrs Robinson’, arrived in Southampton to inspect Ford’s British operations, meeting the King and Queen and business and political leaders Read more…

1930

93 years ago

René Dreyfus driving a Bugatti T35B won the Monaco Grand Prix at Monte Carlo Read more…

1934

89 years ago

The Ford Motor Company announced white sidewall tyres as an option on its new vehicles at a cost of $11.25 per set Read more…

1939

84 years ago

The Mercedes-Benz W165 Grand Prix racing car was given its first test runs by Rudolf Caracciola and Hermann Lang at Hockenheim, Germany Read more…

1949

74 years ago

The first Plymouth Series P-17-3 passenger coupe was produced Read more…

1952

71 years ago

Luigi Villoresi driving a Ferrari 375 won the Turin Grand Prix at Parco Valentino Read more…

1953

70 years ago

The Lavant Cup, F2 race at Goodwood was won by Emmanuel de Graffenried driving a Maserati A6CGM Read more…

1953

70 years ago

The XIV Grand Prix de Pau, a 3 hour endurance race contested over a 2 Read more…

1953

70 years ago

Dodge introduced air conditioning as an option Read more…

1968

55 years ago

The Ford Motor Company “Wide World of Ford” exhibit opened for six months at HemisFair in San antonio, Texas Read more…

1975

48 years ago

Richard Petty dominated the Gwyn Staley 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway after leading 311 laps Read more…

1983

40 years ago

The first SEAT Marbella was produced Read more…

1985

38 years ago

Brett Bodine survived 11 caution periods in the Miller 200 to post his first win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Martinsville Speedway, Virginia, US Read more…

1986

37 years ago

The Pontiac Fiero GTP IMSA Camel Lights racer made its race debut, at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, US Read more…

1986

37 years ago

Rusty Wallace captured his first career NASCAR Cup Series win, and first of nine at Bristol Motor Speedway, in the Valleydale 500 Read more…

1991

32 years ago

Dale Jarrett won the NASCAR Xfinity (Busch Grand National) Series 1991 Pontiac Pacesetters 200 at Darlington Raceway Read more…

1996

27 years ago

David Green won the NASCAR Xfinity (Busch Grand National) Series Sundrop 400 at Hickory Motor Speedway Read more…

1997

26 years ago

Jeff Burton came on strong in the final 100 miles and racked up his first career NASCAR Winston Cup victory as Texas Motor Speedway, Ft Worth (Texas, US) staged its inaugural race, the Interstate Batteries 500 Read more…

1999

24 years ago

Cars used for a driving test in Britain from this day onwards had to have a front passenger seat belt, head restraints and a rear-view mirror. Read more…

2000

23 years ago

DaimlerChrysler became the first car manufacturer in the world to offer fuel cell vehicles for sale after announcing plans to build and sell 20 city buses with fuel cell drives during the next three years. Read more…

2002

21 years ago

A two-tire pit stop call by crew chief Terry Shirley got Jeff Purvis the lead under a caution on Lap 110 in the O’Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, and the rain did the rest Read more…

2003

20 years ago

The Brazilian Grand Priz was held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos) Read more…

2003

20 years ago

Dale Earnhardt, Jr Read more…

2005

18 years ago

1 Read more…

2008

15 years ago

Carl Edwards outran Jimmie Johnson to the checkered flag in a green-white-checkered finish to score his third of nine NASCAR Cup Series wins that season in the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Read more…

2012

11 years ago

The Transition Roadable Aircraft, developed by Terrafugia, Inc Read more…

2013

10 years ago

Johnny Sauter remained perfect for the 2013 season as he drove to his second win in as many races in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway Read more…

2013

10 years ago

The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse version of the Bugatti Veyron became the fastest roadster in the world, reaching an averaged top speed of 408 Read more…

2015

8 years ago

Speed limits for lorries on dual carriageways in the UK were increased from 50 mph to 60 mph Read more…

2019

4 years ago

Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway to take home the first Dash 4 Cash bonus of the season Read more…

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