June 27th


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1901

121 years ago

The Paris-Berlin Trail began Read more…

1902

120 years ago

The first Susa-Mont Cenis (Italy) speed hillclimb was won by Vincenzo Lancia in a Fiat Read more…

1905

117 years ago

Howard C Read more…

1909

113 years ago

Mercedes introduced its iconic three-pointed star symbol, designed by technical Director Gottlieb Daimler Read more…

1914

108 years ago

The International Austrian Alpine Run was one of the most famous races of its time Read more…

1922

100 years ago

Julien S Friede was issued with a United States patent for an air tight seat cushion with adjustable vent on behalf of the Moon Motor Car Company, thought to be the only patet ever issued to this firm Read more…

1923

99 years ago

A statue of F Read more…

1926

96 years ago

The smallest field ever to start a classic Grand Prix was made up of just three Bugattis, at the French Grand Prix at Miramas Read more…

1948

74 years ago

The San Remo Grand Prix, a non-Championship Voiturette motor race was held at the Autodromo di Ospedaletti, in San Remo, Liguria, Italy Read more…

1955

67 years ago

Illinois passed the first seat belt legislation in the United States Read more…

1956

66 years ago

BMC announced the redundancy of 12 Read more…

1957

65 years ago

SEAT 600 model production began Read more…

1957

65 years ago

The Chevrolet Division of General Motors registered the “Impala” name as a trademark Read more…

1958

64 years ago

The Mackinac Bridge connecting the two Michigan (US) peninsulas was dedicated Read more…

1964

58 years ago

Production of the Sunbeam Tiger, a high-performance V8 version of the British Rootes Group’s Sunbeam Alpine roadster, began Read more…

1965

57 years ago

Jim Clark in a Lotus Climax won the French Grand Prix on his way to clinching the World Drivers Championship Read more…

1973

49 years ago

At 2 Read more…

1973

49 years ago

The 5,000,000th Cadillac was produced, a blue Sedan DeVille Read more…

1982

40 years ago

David Pearson rolled from the pole position to land his only victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, winning the Coca-Cola 200 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham, US Read more…

1985

37 years ago

After 59 years, the iconic Route 66 entered the realm of history when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials decertified the road and voted to remove all its highway signs Read more…

1990

32 years ago

Paramount released ‘Days of Thunder’, a film created by the team that brought the world Top Gun Read more…

1994

28 years ago

Samuel Hanks (79), believed to be the only Indianapolis 500 driver to participate in the race before World War II, serve in the war effort, then return to race again after the war, died Read more…

1997

25 years ago

World Record for Most Persons in a Car Skoda Felicia was set: 28 high school students from Brno (Czech Republic) Read more…

1999

23 years ago

Contested over 72 laps of the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, the French Grand Prix was won by Heinz-Harald Frentzen driving a Jordan car after starting from fifth position Read more…

2004

18 years ago

The museum dedicated to the Targa Florio endurance race opened in Collesano, Sicily. Read more…

2007

15 years ago

It was reported that the United Auto Group (UAG) would change its name to Penske Automotive Group Read more…

2008

14 years ago

The Dacia Sandero super mini was launched in France Read more…

2018

4 years ago

The first Rwandan-made Volkswagen car rolled off the assembly line on at the country’s first auto factory in Kigali Read more…

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