January 23rd


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1912

111 years ago

The Aermore Manufacturing Company based in Chicago received a patent for the Aermore Exhaust Horn, a multiple-pipe horn powered by an engine exhaust that played a chord like a church organ. Read more…

1933

90 years ago

Arthur L Read more…

1948

75 years ago

The first annual Automotive Equipment Display and Hot Rod Exhibition, presented by the Southern California Timing Association, opened at the National Guard Armory in Exposition Park, in Los Angeles, California Read more…

1949

74 years ago

NASCAR President Bill France promoted a 100-mile race at the new Broward Speedway Read more…

1951

72 years ago

A German patent was issued to Bela Barenyi for his chassis design that was quickly adopted by Mercedes Benz and is considered to be the first conceived primarily with safety in mind Read more…

1954

69 years ago

The World Motor Sports Show opens in Madison Square Garden in New York City Read more…

1955

68 years ago

The Argentine 1000 Kilometers World Sports Car Championship was won by Enrique Saenz Valiente and Jose Maria Ibanez in a Ferrari Read more…

1959

64 years ago

Dense fog brought many roads in England and Wales to a virtual standstill Read more…

1961

62 years ago

William Clay Ford, grandson of Henry Ford, son of Edsel Ford, was elected President of the Detroit Lions football team Read more…

1966

57 years ago

Dan Gurney won his fourth consecutive Riverside 500 to set a Grand National record Read more…

1972

51 years ago

Jackie Stewart won the first Argentine Grand Prix run since 1960 Read more…

1972

51 years ago

Richard Petty won a fog shortened NASCAR GN “Western 500” at Riverside International Raceway Read more…

1972

51 years ago

Wayne Shugart won the 40-lap NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race over David Ezell at the Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, Florida, US Read more…

1977

46 years ago

Carlos Reutemann secured his first win for Ferrari at the Brazilian Grand Prix, his second victory at the event Read more…

1978

45 years ago

Singer Vic Ames (52) of the Ames Brothers singing quartet, who in their fifteen-year notched up 49 US chart entries, died after his car skidded on a patch of ice and struck utility pole Read more…

1982

41 years ago

The South African Grand Prix at Kyalami was overshadowed by a dispute between the drivers and FISA, the sports governing body which for some time threatened to cause the cancellation of the race Read more…

1983

40 years ago

Dana Carter, driving the Rollie Helmling # 54, won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, US Read more…

1986

37 years ago

General Motors Corporation stated that they had acquired 59 Read more…

1990

33 years ago

Patty Moise set a record closed course run for a female at 217 Read more…

2004

19 years ago

International glamour and fashion photographer Helmut Newton (83) was leaving the Chateau Marmont hotel at speed when he lost control of his Cadillac SRX and ploughed into a nearby wall on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California Read more…

2006

17 years ago

Ford Motor Co Read more…

2006

17 years ago

“Who Killed the Electric Car?,” a documentary about the aborted attempt by the auto industry to create an electric vehicle, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival Read more…

2006

17 years ago

NASCAR announced that the “Car of Tomorrow” would be run at 16 races in 2007, 26 races in 2008, and the full schedule in 2009 Read more…

2007

16 years ago

The world’s first driveable fuel-cell hybrid electric vehicle with plug-in capability, the Ford Edge with HySeries Drive, was unveiled in Washington, D Read more…

2008

15 years ago

A young businessman paid Dh2 Read more…

2011

12 years ago

A yellow Ferrari previously owned by Eric Clapton sold for £66,500 at auction Read more…

2014

9 years ago

Justin Bieber was arrested after racing his yellow Lamborghini against another sports car on a Miami Beach street Read more…

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