December 4th


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1915

107 years ago

Automobile tycoon Henry Ford set sail for Europe from Hoboken, New Jersey, aboard the Ford Peace Ship , Oskar II Read more…

1926

96 years ago

The Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper announced the first Mille Miglia road race in Italy Read more…

1928

94 years ago

“Dapper Dan” Hogan, a St Read more…

1948

74 years ago

Leading British car manufacturers Austin, Morris, Ford, Rootes, Standard and Vauxhall agreed to standardise motor parts in the interests of economy and efficiency Read more…

1951

71 years ago

The Gillingham bus disaster occurred, when a double-decker bus belonging to the Chatham & District Traction Company ploughed into a company of fifty-two young members of the Royal Marine Volunteer Cadet Corps, aged between ten and thirteen, in Gillingham, Kent, England Read more…

1952

70 years ago

The Packard Clipper Sportster was introduced Read more…

1955

67 years ago

József Galamb (74), former Ford Chief designer and one of the co-developers of the assembly line in 1913, died Read more…

1959

63 years ago

Stirling Moss, driving an Aston Martin DBR2, won the Governor’s Trophy race at Nassau in the Bahamas Read more…

1961

61 years ago

The 5 millionth Volkswagen was produced Read more…

1971

51 years ago

General Motors recalled 6,700,000 vehicles that were vulnerable to motor mount failure Read more…

1974

48 years ago

Race car designer Leo Goossen (82) died in Los Angeles Read more…

1977

45 years ago

At Indianapolis, Tom Sneva drove his famed Norton Spirit McLaren M24/Cosworth racer for car owner Roger Penske, and became the first driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 at a speed of 200 mph (321 Read more…

1984

38 years ago

General Motors announced that it would stop production of diesel engines Read more…

1988

34 years ago

13 died and 36 were injured when a bus and a truck collided on a highway between Tepic and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico Read more…

1995

27 years ago

Rudolf Hruska (80), Austrian automobile designer and engineer, most famous for his design of various Alfa Romeo cars, died Read more…

1997

25 years ago

Nigel Mansell was stopped by police doing 92mph on a 70mph road in Somerset (England), weeks after he had taken delivery of his new 170mph £233,000 Bentley Read more…

1998

24 years ago

The first personal computer specifically designed for use in a car, made by Clarion, went on sale in the US for $1,299 Read more…

2006

16 years ago

National Midget Racing Hall of Fame racer Len Sutton (81) passed away after losing his battle with cancer Read more…

2006

16 years ago

A bus plunged into a ravine on a mountain road in Puno Region, Peru, killing 45 people Read more…

2009

13 years ago

General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC announced a joint venture to produce small cars in India Read more…

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