December 22nd


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1888

135 years ago

Felix Millet received a patent for a ‘Gasoline Bicycle’ named ‘Soleil’ (Sun) Read more…

1900

123 years ago

Austrian businessman Emil Jellinek took delivery of the first car to be produced under the “Mercedes” name Read more…

1910

113 years ago

The Fisher Closed Body Company was established by brothers Frederick J Fisher and Charles T Fisher Read more…

1920

103 years ago

The Moore Motor Vehicle Company of Danville, Illinois (US) was liquidated at auction after production of 612 cars since 1916 in Minneapolis and Danville Read more…

1924

99 years ago

London police sanctioned trials of covered-top buses Read more…

1928

95 years ago

The Marmon Motor Car Company announced its new marque, the Roosevelt, as the “World’s First Eight Under $1,000” Read more…

1931

92 years ago

The first Pontiac inline V-8 engine was produced Read more…

1937

86 years ago

The Lincoln Tunnel in New York opened to traffic, passing 1 Read more…

1952

71 years ago

Chevrolet EX122 show car was completed Read more…

1960

63 years ago

The millionth Morris Minor rolled off the production line – the first British vehicle to achieve this Read more…

1965

58 years ago

Fiat signed a license agreement concerning manufacturing of intermediate-sized cars in Poland Read more…

1967

56 years ago

Robin Roberts (27), American singer best known for his performances in the early 1960s with The Wailers, a rock and roll band, was killed in a head-on automobile accident early in the morning after leaving a party Read more…

1971

52 years ago

The English section of the M4 was completed when the 50-mile (80 km) stretch between Junctions 9 and 15 (Maidenhead and Swindon) was officially opened by Conservative Junior Minister Michael Heseltine Read more…

1973

50 years ago

Stylist Virgil M Exner Sr (64) an automobile designer for numerous Americancompanies, notably Chrysler and Studebaker, died in Michigan, US Read more…

1973

50 years ago

OPEC more than doubled the price of oil from $5 Read more…

1998

25 years ago

One of Spain’s greatest champions, Grand Prix motorcycle racer, Ricardo Tormo Blaya (46), died from leukemia Read more…

1999

24 years ago

In partnership with Baker Electromotive of Rome, New York, the Ford Motor Company received the single largest electric-vehicle order in US history Read more…

2003

20 years ago

Zsolt Baumgartner, the first Hungarian to compete in an official race, secured his drive with Minardi thanks to backing worth £2 Read more…

2005

18 years ago

Super Aguri were given the go ahead to join the F1 circus Read more…

2008

15 years ago

Toyota Motor Corp Read more…

2008

15 years ago

Some 500 motorists rallied in Russia’s far east to protest the government’s decision to raise car-import tariffs Read more…

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