December 7th


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1888

134 years ago

John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish inventor, was issued a patent for his pneumatic tyre Read more…

1906

116 years ago

Two 4 cylinder Hispano-Suiza luxury cars were unveiled at the Paris Salon Read more…

1912

110 years ago

Peter Walker, British racing driver, who finished seventh in the 1951 British Grand Prix in a 1 Read more…

1921

101 years ago

Citroën presented the second model in its range: the B2 – a more powerful and advanced version of the Type A Read more…

1928

94 years ago

Ford Motor Company Limited (UK) was floated with a capital of £7 million Read more…

1929

93 years ago

Bentley Motors Ltd appointed Lt Col Thomas Barwell Burrington as Chief Designer one week after the death of F T Burgess Read more…

1931

91 years ago

The last Ford Model A was produced in Detroit, whereupon the Ford motor works were shut down for for retooling Read more…

1931

91 years ago

Robert C Hupp (55), a cofounder of Hupmobile in 1908 who was later with the R Read more…

1932

90 years ago

The first 1933 Pontiac Straight 8 was produced Read more…

1944

78 years ago

Les Graham, who would later win the first post-World War II 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the Royal Air Force Read more…

1953

69 years ago

The Mercury Sun Valley coupe was introduced featuring a transparent Plexiglas section over the front half of the roof Read more…

1958

64 years ago

Jim Hall, driving a Lister-Chevrolet, won the sports car feature race at Hondo, Texas, US Read more…

1962

60 years ago

John Surtees tested a Ferrari F1 car for the first time Read more…

1964

58 years ago

The New York City of Estimate voted to revive a controversial plan to build a 10-lane, $100 million elevated expressway across Lower Manhattan from the Holland Tunnel on the west to the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges on the east Read more…

1965

57 years ago

Chevrolet produced its 3,000,000th car for the year Read more…

1977

45 years ago

Dr Peter Carl Goldmark (71), inventor of the long-playing microgroove record in 1945 was killed in a car crash in New York Read more…

1979

43 years ago

The last MG Midget rolled off the production line Read more…

1984

38 years ago

Stockcar and Indycar racer LeeRoy Yarbrough (46) died Read more…

1986

36 years ago

A truck collided with a bus near Chengalpattu, India, killing 16 and injuring 20 Read more…

1988

34 years ago

The organisers of the traditional end of year Bologna Motor Show had the idea to attract the crowds to the 1988 edition with a two day Sprint event featuring real Formula 1 drivers and cars Read more…

1999

23 years ago

Wide receiver Isaac Bruce of the St Read more…

2005

17 years ago

NASCAR announced it has signed an eight-year, $4 Read more…

2006

16 years ago

The first showroom ready Kia cee’d ran off the production line in Zilina, Slovakia Read more…

2009

13 years ago

Silverstone signed a 17-year contract to host the British Grand Prix from 2010 onwards Read more…

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