June 30th


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1901

122 years ago

The Coppa Italia run over 4 laps of the 75 km circuit at Padua was won by Guido Adami driving a Panhard 16 hp Read more…

1910

113 years ago

The seventh Glidden tour ended in Chicago, and was won by Ray McNamara in a Premier Read more…

1929

94 years ago

The French Grand Prix (formally, the XXIII Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France) held over 37 laps of a 16 Read more…

1931

92 years ago

George Freers was issued a United State patent for his ‘double-dome’ combustion chamber as introduced in the 1930 Marmon Read more…

1933

90 years ago

The third (and last to be sold) Bugatti Royale 41 was delivered to Capt Cuthbert Foster in London, England with limousine coachwork by Park Ward & Company Ltd Read more…

1937

86 years ago

The 25,000th car produced by Volvo, a dark blue PV52, was delivered to the daughter of Mr Ostergren, Managing director of the Swedish Milk Producers Association in Stockholm Read more…

1950

73 years ago

The first four-seat Triumph Mayflower, noted for its razor-edge styling, rolled off the production line Read more…

1953

70 years ago

Assembly-line worker Tony Kleiber had the honour of driving the first production Corvette off the assembly line at Chevrolet Plant Number 35, near Flint, Michigan Read more…

1956

67 years ago

“Tiger” Tom Pistone prevailed in the first of three races for NASCAR’s Convertible Series at Chicago’s Soldier Field (US) Read more…

1956

67 years ago

Engineer Alfredo Ferrari (24), nicknamed Alfredino or Dino, the only legitimate son of Enzo Ferrari, died Read more…

1960

63 years ago

Skid marks 290 metres (950 ft) in length were made by a Jaguar car involved in an accident on the M1 near Luton – the longest recorded on a public road Read more…

1960

63 years ago

William C Read more…

1963

60 years ago

Jim Clark took the lead at the start from Richie Ginther in the BRM at the French Grand Prix at Reims Read more…

1966

57 years ago

Irvin Gordon bought his P1800 at a neighbourhood Volvo dealership for $4,150 and has driven the vehicle over 2 million miles Read more…

1966

57 years ago

Giuseppe Antonio ‘Nino’ Farina (59) Italian racing driver died Read more…

1969

54 years ago

The last of 4,204,925 Ramblers was produced, ringing in the final hour for the storied car line Read more…

1970

53 years ago

Kelly Petillo (68), winner of the 1935 Indianapolis 500, died Read more…

1971

52 years ago

Georgi R Read more…

1974

49 years ago

Eddie Johnson (55), American racecar driver died in a plane crash near Cleveland, Ohio Read more…

1988

35 years ago

An experimental Japanese vehicle achieved the equivalent of 6409 miles per gallon in the Shell Mileage Marathon at Silverstone, Northamptonshire US Read more…

1995

28 years ago

Toyota corporate officials approved the development of a hybrid vehicle Read more…

1996

27 years ago

The French Grand Prix held over 72 laps of the Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours, France was won by Damon Hill for the Williams team, from a second position start Read more…

2000

23 years ago

Ford officially took ownership of Land Rover from the BMW Group Read more…

2005

18 years ago

The completed Irish M50 motorway and National Primary Route (N50), Ireland running in a C-shaped ring around the northeastern, northern, western and southern sides of the capital city, Dublin Read more…

2006

17 years ago

11 pilgrims to the annual St Anne’s Feast were killed in a bus tragedy at North-South Expressway near Nibong Tebal, Penang in Malaysia Read more…

2007

16 years ago

Terrorist Kafeel Ahmed deliberately drove a dark-green Jeep Cherokee into the glass doors of the main terminal of Glasgow International Airport Read more…

2010

13 years ago

The San Francisco fiscal year ended Read more…

2013

10 years ago

Nico Rosberg won the British Grand Prix for the Mercedes team, from a second position start Read more…

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