December 23rd


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1904

118 years ago

Hon C S Rolls contracted Royce, Ltd Read more…

1915

107 years ago

The White Motor Company was incorporated in Ohio, US Read more…

1915

107 years ago

William C Durant, acting through Chevrolet Motor Company, announced his plans to purchase a controlling interest in General Motors Read more…

1915

107 years ago

The Marmon Model 34 was announced Read more…

1922

100 years ago

Salmson #001, rebodied after a racing accident, was sold in England Read more…

1923

99 years ago

Former US President Woodrow Wilson received a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall touring car for his birthday Read more…

1941

81 years ago

A conference of industry and labour officials in the US agreed that there would be no strikes or lockouts in war industries while World War II continued Read more…

1942

80 years ago

The first prototype of the Renault 4CV was unveiled Read more…

1947

75 years ago

The Tri-Wheel Motor Company was organised in Oxford, North Carolina, US with Clarence D Gill as President and General Manager, B C Pragerson as Vice President, Joseph A Watkins as SEcretary and J J Medford as Treasurer Read more…

1947

75 years ago

The Lambretta ‘A’ went on sale Read more…

1971

51 years ago

Alessandro Cagno (88), winner of the first Targa Florio, died Read more…

1974

48 years ago

Renault announced plans to build a factory in Iran Read more…

1982

40 years ago

The U Read more…

1982

40 years ago

Residents of Times Beach, Missouri, US were informed that had to evacuate and that their town would be demolished after it had become contaminated when the chemical dioxin was sprayed on its unpaved roads Read more…

1985

37 years ago

David Turner and Tim Pickhard arrived in John O’ Groat’s, Scotland, after setting out four days earlier from Land’s End, in a battery-powered Freight Rover Leyland Sherpa driven by a Lucas electric motor Read more…

1985

37 years ago

“B Read more…

1993

29 years ago

The 740 bhp V12 Ferrari 93A, a Formula One car designed by Jean-Claude Migeot and built by Scuderia Ferrari for the 1993 Formula One season made its debut to the public Read more…

1997

25 years ago

Rover Group produced the final Rover 100 after 17 years Read more…

2000

22 years ago

Deputy mayor of Moscow Joseph Ordzhonikidze was critically injured when gunmen sprayed his car with more than 30 bullets Read more…

2007

15 years ago

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel Read more…

2009

13 years ago

US auto giant Ford said it had agreed the main terms for selling its Swedish brand Volvo Cars to Chinese carmaker Geely Read more…

2009

13 years ago

Italian carmaker Fiat became the majority owner of Serbian car manufacturer Zastava with a 67% stake Read more…

2010

12 years ago

China’s capital announced that it would sharply limit new vehicle registrations to try to ease massive traffic jams that were rapidly turning Beijing’s streets into parking lots Read more…

2011

11 years ago

The Hammersmith Flyover was closed because of corrosion in the post-tensions steel cables resulting from salt used to prevent icing Read more…

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