July 22nd


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1862

160 years ago

The Reed Steam wagon built by John A Read more…

1894

128 years ago

A Peugeot driven by Frenchman Albert Lemaître won the Paris-Rouen race and the first prize of 500 francs Read more…

1902

120 years ago

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) was created by Frederick Simms Read more…

1904

118 years ago

The first gasoline-driven Studebaker car was produced in South Bend, Indiana, US and driven into the street Read more…

1905

117 years ago

The second Glidden Tour concluded with a return to New York City after a route through the New England States Read more…

1908

114 years ago

Albert Fisher and his nephews, Frederic and Charles Fisher, established the Fisher Body Company to manufacture carriage and automobile bodies Read more…

1909

113 years ago

Upon receiving an order from Cadillac for 8,000 automobile ignition units, the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company was incorporated by Charles F Read more…

1911

111 years ago

General Motors Truck Company (later known as GMC) was founded to handle sales of GM’s Rapid and Reliance products Read more…

1935

87 years ago

K Read more…

1936

86 years ago

Francois Lecot driving a Citroen 11CV, ended his one year marathon after completing approximately 250,000 miles Read more…

1940

82 years ago

Ab Jenkins, driving the Duesenberg ‘Morning Meteor’ at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, US set new speed records for 500 and 1,000 miles Read more…

1947

75 years ago

Gary Davis, President of the Davis Motor Car Company of Van Nuys, California, US introduced the prototype Davis D-2 three-wheeled automobile Read more…

1948

74 years ago

The Willys-Overland Company introduced the Jeepster, a sporty variant of the standard Jeep designed by Brooks Stevens Read more…

1957

65 years ago

The first Ford Edsel advertising appeared, in Life magazine Read more…

1962

60 years ago

Bill Krause won a sports car race in Pomona, California, US driving a Maserati Birdcage Read more…

1962

60 years ago

Fernand Tavano won the Lyon-La Fouret Hillclimb in France driving a Ferrari 250 GTO Read more…

1982

40 years ago

After 20 years of production, in which more than 4 Read more…

1983

39 years ago

The Ford Orion was introduced in Europe Read more…

1984

38 years ago

Harry Gant held off Cale Yarborough at the finish for his fourth victory in NASCAR’s top series, winning the Like Cola 500 at Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania (US) Read more…

1984

38 years ago

Niki Lauda won the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG Read more…

2002

20 years ago

Over the strenuous opposition of the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the auto industry, Governor Gray Davis of California signed a stringent law regulating emissions from autos Read more…

2005

17 years ago

Administrators announced that BL had been sold to Nanjing Automobile, indicating that their preliminary plans involved relocating the Powertrain engine plant to China and splitting car production into Rover lines in China and MG lines in the West Midlands (though not necessarily at Longbridge), where a UK R&D and technical facility would also be developed Read more…

2006

16 years ago

The Mongol Rally, run as a charity event, began with 167 cars setting off from London Read more…

2007

15 years ago

After being declared fit to race after a crash in practice, Lewis Hamilton spun off in a torrential downpour at the European Grand Prix at Nürburgring, eventually coming home ninth – ending his run of nine successive podiums – behind race winner Alonso Read more…

2008

14 years ago

The Lotus Evora was unveiled Read more…

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