July 30th


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1828

194 years ago

Internal combustion engineer pioneer Isaac de Rivaz (76) died Read more…

1898

124 years ago

Scientific American carried the first magazine motor-vehicle advertisement Read more…

1903

119 years ago

The Packard K Special race car was given its first road test in Warren, Ohio, US Read more…

1908

114 years ago

George Schuster arrived in Paris in the Thomas Flyer to win the New York to Paris Race having covered 13,341 miles – the German Protos had arrived 4 days earlier, but was penalised 30 days for rules violation Read more…

1913

109 years ago

Oden Johnson was speeding high up on the track at the Lagoon Motordrome in Ludlow, Kentucky (US) when he lost control and hit a light pole Read more…

1927

95 years ago

The 1928 Chandlers, featuring 25 different models, were introduced by Frederick C Read more…

1928

94 years ago

The Chrysler Corporation purchased Dodge Brother, Inc from the New York City banking firm of Dillon Reed & Company for $170 million Read more…

1930

92 years ago

The Cadillac V-12 was introduced by Division President Lawrence P Fisher Read more…

1950

72 years ago

The “Bug”, generally considered to be the first rail dragster, raced for the first time Read more…

1952

70 years ago

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the world’s largest continuous over-water steel structure, opened, linking Maryland’s eastern and western shores of the bay Read more…

1954

68 years ago

George Lister in Cambridge, England founded Lister Cars Read more…

1955

67 years ago

The London Trophy at Crystal Palace was won by Mike Hawthorn driving a Maserati 250F Read more…

1961

61 years ago

The 160,000 capacity Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, held its first NASCAR race Read more…

1967

55 years ago

Phil Hill, in his last race as a professional driver, and Mike Spence drove the Chaparral 2F to victory in the BOAC 500 sports car race at Brands Hatch, England Read more…

1972

50 years ago

Jacky Ickx driving a Ferrari 312B2/72 won the German Grand Prix at at Nürburgring and scored his only Grand Chelem (English:Grand Slam) (led and won the whole race from pole position and set fastest lap) Read more…

1978

44 years ago

Okinawa at the end of World War II was under control of the United States and drove on the right hand side of the road Read more…

1978

44 years ago

Mario Andretti won the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in his Lotus Read more…

1984

38 years ago

Jaguar’s “Offer For Sale” document was published Read more…

1985

37 years ago

The Saturn Corporation announced that their first plant would be built in Spring Hill, Tennessee Read more…

1989

33 years ago

Ayrton Senna won the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in his McLaren Read more…

1990

32 years ago

Ian Gow (53) MP was killed by a car bomb planted by the IRA while at his home in Sussex, England Read more…

1995

27 years ago

Scott Pruett won the Marlboro 500 at Brooklyn, Michigan, USA, his first CART win Read more…

1995

27 years ago

Scott Pruett won the Marlboro 500 at Brooklyn, Michigan, for his first CART win Read more…

2000

22 years ago

The 62nd German Grand Prix and the 24th to be held at Hockenheim was held over 45 laps of the 6 Read more…

2003

19 years ago

The last ‘classic’ Volkswagen Beetle, number 21,529,464, rolled off the production line at VW’s plant in Puebla, Mexico, and was shipped to the Volkswagen company museum in Wolfsburg, Germany Read more…

2006

16 years ago

Contested over 67 laps of the Hockenheim circuit, the German Grand Prix was won Michael Schumacher for Ferrari Read more…

2015

7 years ago

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May signed up to present a new show on Amazon’s streaming video service Read more…

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