June 9th


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1899

125 years ago

The first hill climb in England was held over a 325-yard course at Petersham Hill, Richmond, London Read more…

1909

115 years ago

Alice Huyler Ramsey (22), housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey began a 3,800 mile journey from Hell’s Gate in Manhattan, New York to San Francisco, California in a green Maxwell 30 Read more…

1921

103 years ago

General Motors established a ‘pricing ladder’ for their car lines to ensure complete coverage of the market Read more…

1922

102 years ago

William C Read more…

1930

94 years ago

S C H “Sammy” Davis established the first lap record to be recognised for the Mountains course at Brooklands Read more…

1930

94 years ago

The second generation Ford Model A commercial vehicles were introduced Read more…

1936

88 years ago

The all-time motorcycle Test Hill Record (6 Read more…

1948

76 years ago

The 1949 Ford model range, featuring the marque’s first post-World War II design, were previewed by the press at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City Read more…

1960

64 years ago

Armstrong Siddeley, manufacturer of fine motor cars that were marketed to the top echelon of society, announced that it was to cease production Read more…

1963

61 years ago

Jim Clark won the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in a Lotus-Climax on his way to clinching his first world drivers Championship Read more…

1968

56 years ago

The McLaren team scored its first victory at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa with founder Bruce McLaren at the wheel Read more…

1974

50 years ago

Jody Scheckter took his first Formula One victory at the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp Read more…

1979

45 years ago

The last 1979 Lincoln Continental was produced at the Wixom, Michigan, US plant Read more…

1985

39 years ago

Pole-starter Bill Elliott took command to lead the last 11 laps of the Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 at Pocono Raceway (Pennsylvania, US), marking his 10th victory in NASCAR’s premier series Read more…

1986

38 years ago

SEAT officially became a brand of the Volkswagen Group Read more…

1989

35 years ago

31 bus passengers and 14 people were injured when a bus drove onto a railway crossing in Rostov Oblast, Russia and was hit by a train Read more…

1991

33 years ago

A wild finish at the Banquet Frozen Foods 300 NASCAR race ended in controversy Read more…

1994

30 years ago

Ford Japan introduced the European-built Ford Mondeo Read more…

1997

27 years ago

The new Saab 9-5 was presented in Trollhättan, Sweden Read more…

2000

24 years ago

Dale Earnhardt took command of the Pocono 500, Pennsylvania (US), with 16 laps remaining and held a narrow advantage entering the final lap Read more…

2002

22 years ago

The Canadian Grand Prix held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Read more…

2004

20 years ago

After setting out from northern Norway 38 days beforehand, the Vauxhall Zafira-based prototype HydroGen3 arrived at Cabo da Roca, Portugal, having completed the 6,000-mile Vauxhall Fuel Cell Marathon, nearly doubling the previous distance record for fuel-cell cars Read more…

2006

18 years ago

The animated feature film “Cars,” produced by Pixar Animation Studios, roared into theatres across the United States Read more…

2007

17 years ago

The record for the largest parade of Ferrari cars, 385, was achieved by Ferrari GB at the Silverstone Race Circuit, UK Read more…

2010

14 years ago

The Nissan Juke was launched in Japan Read more…

2013

11 years ago

Sebastian Vettel won in Montreal, Canada for the first time in his career, comfortably ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Read more…

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