December 26th


On this day in…

1869

153 years ago

Louis-Guillaume Perreaux patented his steam velocipede Read more…

1908

114 years ago

The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company, later the FWD Corporation was founded in Clintoville, Wisconsin, US Read more…

1923

99 years ago

The 9,000,000th Ford Model T was produced Read more…

1926

96 years ago

Major C Treatt and his party arrived in Cairo, Egypt in two military-style Crossleys, having taken 27 months to complete the first overland car trip from Capetown, South Africa Read more…

1933

89 years ago

What became the Nissan Motor Company was organised in Tokyo under the name Dat Jidosha Seizo Company Read more…

1944

78 years ago

Joseph A Jeffery (71), an official of the Champion Spark Plug Company who is credited with many improvements in spark plug design, died in Detroit, US Read more…

1956

66 years ago

Preston Thomas Tucker, the American car designer and entrepreneur, died at the age of 53 Read more…

1958

64 years ago

Colin Chapman met Jim Clark for the first time during a race meeting at Brands Hatch, England Read more…

1965

57 years ago

Paul McCartney fell from his moped and chipped his front tooth Read more…

1978

44 years ago

The first Paris-Dakar Rally began Read more…

1985

37 years ago

The Ford Motor Company introduced the Taurus, the product of years of engineering Read more…

1986

36 years ago

President Ronald Reagan granted NASCAR legend Junior Johnson a presidential pardon for his 1956 moonshining conviction Read more…

1987

35 years ago

The front-wheel-drive Ford Lincoln Continental was introduced Read more…

1992

30 years ago

The Lincoln Continental Mark VIII, a grand touring luxury coupe that was marketed and sold by Lincoln from 1993 to 1998, was introduced Read more…

1992

30 years ago

Jan Flinterman died in the Netherlands, he was 73 Read more…

1995

27 years ago

Ford announced the return to the Egyptian market, after leaving in the mid-1960s Read more…

1999

23 years ago

US Postal Service awards Ford Motor Company largest ever electric vehicle order Read more…

2000

22 years ago

Walter Hayes (76), English journalist, and later public relations executive for Ford died Read more…

2001

21 years ago

The Ford F-Series celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary as America’s best-selling truck Read more…

2011

11 years ago

India’s Tata Motors offered to replace the starter motor on all old Nano models, but said the move was not related to safety concerns surrounding the world’s cheapest car Read more…

2016

6 years ago

A ban came into effect in Sarajevo, Bosnia on half of the city’s cars from driving on city streets in an attempt to ease air pollution Read more…

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