March 22nd


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1905

117 years ago

The California Legislature (US) approved an act requiring registration of all motor vehicles with the Secretary of State Read more…

1907

115 years ago

The first internal combustion-powered cabs in London with taximeters began operating Read more…

1926

96 years ago

The first one-way traffic system in London came into operation at Hyde Park Corner, at the time the world’s busiest road junction. Read more…

1926

96 years ago

The Ford Motor Company renamed its massive River Rouge facility the Fordson Plant Read more…

1927

95 years ago

Production of the Dodge Brothers Series 124 began Read more…

1930

92 years ago

Racer Gastone Brilli-Peri was killed at age 36 when he crashed during a practice run for the Tripoli Grand Prix Read more…

1930

92 years ago

The first race was held on the “Mountain Circuit” at Brooklands. Read more…

1932

90 years ago

The Oakland-derived Pontiac V-8 was produced, Read more…

1932

90 years ago

The Brewster-Ford was introduced by John S Inskip as an attempt to salvage the depression-wrecked remains of Rolls Royce of America Inc Read more…

1933

89 years ago

Sir Malcolm Campbell set a new World Land Speed Record of 272 Read more…

1953

69 years ago

Laura Maxine Elmer, the future wife of Briggs Cunningham, drove a Jaguar to victory in the sports car race for ladies at Palm Springs, California, US Read more…

1953

69 years ago

Emmanuel de Graffenried in a Maserati A6CGM won the Syracuse F2 Grand Prix Read more…

1955

67 years ago

A new Highway Code was published in Great Britain. Read more…

1958

64 years ago

South Carolina police pulled over Alabama boat and car racer J Read more…

1958

64 years ago

The Ferrari of Peter Collins and Phil Hill won the Sebring 12 Hour World Sports Car Championship race Read more…

1959

63 years ago

Johnny Beauchamp, who came out on the losing end of the famous photo finish with Lee Petty in the inaugural Daytona 500, came back a month later to win his first NASCAR race, a 100-lap event on the one-mile dirt track of Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, US Read more…

1969

53 years ago

Contenders fell out of the Sebring 12 Hour World Sports Car Championship race one by one Read more…

1970

52 years ago

Jackie Stewart won the Race of Champions held at Brands Hatch driving a March-Cosworth 701 Read more…

1974

48 years ago

Racer Peter Revson (35) was killed when his Shadow-Cosworth Formula 1 car crashed during a practice run at the Kyalami track in South Africa Read more…

1975

47 years ago

The Goldfields 100 race at Welkom was won by Ian Scheckter, driving a Tyrrell-Cosworth 007 Read more…

1983

39 years ago

The Pentagon awarded a production contract worth more than $1 billion to AM General Corporation to develop 55,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) Read more…

1992

30 years ago

Nigel Mansell in his Williams beat Riccardo Patrese in the sister car to win the Mexican Grand Prix Read more…

1998

24 years ago

World Rally champion Colin McRae announced he was considering a move to F1 and had tests arranged with Jackie Stewart’s Ford-powered Grand Prix team Read more…

1998

24 years ago

Dale Jarrett fended off Jeff Gordon’s late charge to win the Transouth Financial 400 at Darlington Raceway, South Carolina, US Read more…

1999

23 years ago

The Volantor flying car, designed by Paul Moller of Davis, California, was introduced to the world Read more…

2000

22 years ago

Ex-boxing champ Barry McGuigan was banned from driving for 3 months and fined £1500 after being caught speeding at J14 M4 at 117 mph Read more…

2006

16 years ago

Twelve Americans died when a tour bus falls into a canyon near Arica, Chile Read more…

2007

15 years ago

SSC tested the top speed capability of the Ultimate Aero TT on on a 12-mile closed stretch of US Route 93 in Nevada Read more…

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