August 30th


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1867

155 years ago

The first prearranged match race of two self-powered road vehicles over a prescribed route occurred at 4:30 am, between Ashton-under-Lyne and Old Trafford (England), a distance of eight miles Read more…

1898

124 years ago

Henry Ford, of Detroit, Michigan, received a US patent for a carburettor (fuel injector) especially designed for use in connection with gas or vapour engines. Read more…

1916

106 years ago

Studebaker announced the release of the Heaslet Special, a semi-custom touring car Read more…

1920

102 years ago

Ernest Fridrich drove a Bugatti to victory in the Coupe International des Voiterettes on the 10 Read more…

1921

101 years ago

René Eycken, a passenger of André Boillot in a 3 L Talbot-Darracq Grand Prix car died at the Malchamps hillclimb at Spa in Belgium Read more…

1926

96 years ago

General Motors New Zealand Ltd Read more…

1930

92 years ago

The 14 Read more…

1932

90 years ago

The earliest known patent related to power steering was filed by American engineer Francis W Read more…

1932

90 years ago

The Ford Sedan Delivery Car Type 130-B was introduced Read more…

1934

88 years ago

The Packard Twelfth Series Eight was introduced with a factory bulletin to dealers that they would be called 1935 Packards, the first time that the company had officially used year dates to identify cars Read more…

1945

77 years ago

A pale green Super Six coupe rolled off the Hudson Company’s assembly line, the first post-World War II car to be produced by the car manufacturer Read more…

1956

66 years ago

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened, connecting New Orleans with its north shore suburbs Read more…

1956

66 years ago

Harold Watkinson, the Minister for Transport, announced the creation of a part-time force of traffic wardens to help the police supervise parking meters, which would be paid for from the revenue of the meters that were due to be installed throughout Britain. The first 40 traffic wardens marched onto British streets in September 1960 Read more…

1959

63 years ago

Ed Elisian (32) died at the USAC Indy car 200-mile (320 km) race at the “Milwaukee Mile,” known in those days as Wisconsin State Fair Park Read more…

1980

42 years ago

Willie Nelson’s classic “On the Road Again” entered the US chart Read more…

1981

41 years ago

A frantic battle in the closing stages of the Dutch Grand Prix saw Alain Prost emerge victorious ahead of Nelson Piquet and Alan Jones Read more…

1992

30 years ago

Benneton’s Michael Schumacher took the first win of his career at the Belgium Grand Prix Read more…

1997

25 years ago

Jeff Burton posted a dominant victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Darlington Raceway, South Carolina, US outrunning Mike McLaughlin by 5 Read more…

1998

24 years ago

Damon Hill secured the first ever victory for the Jordan F1 team, winning his first grand prix since 1996 and leading home Ralf Schumacher for a team 1-2 Read more…

2002

20 years ago

The last ever Rolls-Royce built at the Crewe factory in Cheshire, the home of Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars since 1946, rolled off the production line Read more…

2006

16 years ago

The California State Senate passed Assembly Bill (AB) 32, otherwise known as the Global Warming Solutions Act Read more…

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