June 24th


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1900

122 years ago

Oliver Lippincott became the first motorist in Yosemite National Park, when he drove there in his Locomobile steamer Read more…

1910

112 years ago

Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A Read more…

1914

108 years ago

A new world land speed record was established at Brooklands by L Read more…

1923

99 years ago

Opel recorded its finest racing moment when a 12-litre car built in 1913 won a beach race on Fano Island, Denmark at a speed of 128 mph Read more…

1946

76 years ago

Morris raised its car prices: two-door saloons now cost £270 and four-doors cost £290. Read more…

1951

71 years ago

Curtis Turner scored a convincing victory at Dayton (Ohio, US) Speedway, pulling away from Dick Rathman to win the 200-lap main event Read more…

1951

71 years ago

Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead in their works-entered Jaguar C-type, claimed the first Le Mans win for the marque Read more…

1954

68 years ago

The first section of the New York State Thruway – a system of limited-access highways located within the state of New York in the United States Read more…

1956

66 years ago

The last 1956 Packard automobile was produced, marking the end of production at Packard’s Connor Avenue plant in Detroit, Michigan Read more…

1956

66 years ago

George Amick won the USAC Championship race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania Read more…

1962

60 years ago

Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien drove a Ferrari 330 TR/LM to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Read more…

1966

56 years ago

The US Senate voted 76-0 for the passage of what will become the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act which was signed into law by President Lyndon B Read more…

1971

51 years ago

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel under the River Mersey between Liverpool and Wallasey was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II Read more…

1973

49 years ago

The National Drag Racing Championship held its first meeting at Silverstone, Northamptonshire (UK) Read more…

1974

48 years ago

Following negotiations with Michelin about control of Citroën, Peugeot took over the direction and management of Citroën Read more…

1981

41 years ago

The worlds largest cable suspension bridge over the Humber estuary was opened to traffic Read more…

1984

38 years ago

Starting on pole, Nelson Piquet in a Brabham BMW led from flag to flag at the Detroit Grand Prix and held off a brilliant charge by first-year driver Martin Brundle in the normally aspirated Tyrrell to win by less than a second Read more…

1986

36 years ago

The first unleaded petrol to be available in the United Kingdom went on sale Read more…

1988

34 years ago

Molly Brennan, driving the General Motors Sunraycer at Mesa, Arizona, USA established the record for the highest speed attained in a solely solar-powered land vehicle (78 Read more…

1990

32 years ago

Alain Prost driving a Ferrari 641/2 won the Mexican Grand Prix held at Hermanos Rodriguez Read more…

2001

21 years ago

Tony Stewart overtook Robby Gordon with 11 laps remaining to score a victory in the Dodge/ Save Mart 350 at the renamed Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, US Read more…

2001

21 years ago

Michael Schumacher driving a Ferrari F2001 won the European Grand Prix at Nürburgring Read more…

2004

18 years ago

A tanker carrying 17,000 litres of petrol collided with a bus in Zahedan, near Bam in Iran Read more…

2006

16 years ago

An incredibly rare 1937 Horch 853A Sport Cabriolet in original unrestored, unprepared condition was sold at auction in Cortland NY for $299,000 US Read more…

2015

7 years ago

On the 105th anniversary of the founding of Alfa Romeo, the company unveiled a new logo at a press event at the Alfa Romeo Museum; together with the Alfa Romeo Giulia as part of the brand’s relaunch plan Read more…

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