March 30th


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1892

132 years ago

The United States Rubber Company (Uniroyal) was organised in New Jersey, US Read more…

1899

125 years ago

The Renault corporation was founded as the Societe Renault Freres in Billancourt, France as a family firm by three Renault brothers Louis, Marcel and Fernand with a capital of 60,000 francs Read more…

1900

124 years ago

Wilhelm Bauer crashed his 24-hp Daimler at La Turbie, France and died the next day; riding mechanic Braun was slightly injured. Read more…

1909

115 years ago

New York’s Queensboro Bridge, the first ever double-decked bridge, opened Read more…

1917

107 years ago

The Monroe Auto Equipment Company was incorporated in Michigan, US Read more…

1947

77 years ago

Preston Tucker announced his concept for a new automobile to be named “the Tucker” Read more…

1948

76 years ago

Giovanni Ceirano (83), Italian industrialist and automotive pioneer, died Read more…

1952

72 years ago

The Montevideo Grand Prix held in Piriápolis, Uruguay was won by Juan Manuel Fangio in a Ferrari 166 Read more…

1956

68 years ago

Chrysler Corporation’s third Plymouth-based gas-turbine car completed a four-day promotional trip from New York City to Los Angeles, California, US Read more…

1959

65 years ago

Stirling Moss in a Cooper-Climax T51 won the Glover Trophy at Goodwood Read more…

1963

61 years ago

Graham Hill in a BRM P57 won the Lombank Trophy at Snetterton, England Read more…

1969

55 years ago

The 21st BRDC International Trophy, a non-championship Formula One race held at Silverstone (England) was won by Jack Brabham driving a Brabham-Cosworth BT26 Read more…

1969

55 years ago

Lucien Bianchi (34) died when his Alfa Romeo T33 spun into a telegraph pole during Le Mans testing Read more…

1972

52 years ago

The first Brazilian Grand Prix was held at the bumpy and demanding Interlagos circuit, located in São Paulo, although it was not part of the Formula One World Championship Read more…

1973

51 years ago

Yves Giraud-Cabantous (68) died Read more…

1974

50 years ago

Carlos Reutemann became the first Argentinian since Fangio 16 years earlier to win a grand prix with his victory at Kyalami in South Africa Read more…

1979

45 years ago

British Conservative MP Airey Neave (63) was killed when a magnetic car bomb fitted with a ball bearing tilt switch exploded under his new Vauxhall Cavalier at 14:58 as he drove out of the Palace of Westminster car park, London Read more…

1979

45 years ago

British Leyland Motors Inc Read more…

1980

44 years ago

The USA Grand Prix (West) at Long Beach California was again marred by accidents and retirements but Nelson Piquet from pole cruised to his first win; he also recorded the fastest lap Read more…

1980

44 years ago

Dale Earnhardt outran Darrell Waltrip for his third win in NASCAR’s top series, leading 208 of 500 laps in the Valleydale Southeastern 500 at Bristol International Speedway, Tennessee, US Read more…

1997

27 years ago

Jacques Villeneuve dominated the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, taking his Williams from the pole to set fastest lap an win the event in 1:36:09 Read more…

1998

26 years ago

German automaker BMW bought Rolls-Royce for $570 million Read more…

1998

26 years ago

The last air-cooled Porsche 911 was delivered to its proud owner, the US TV star Jerry Seinfeld Read more…

2000

24 years ago

The Chevrolet Corvette Convertible received the award for “Best Engineered Car of the 1990’s and Best Engineered Car of the 20th Century” from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) Read more…

2001

23 years ago

SAP, a large German software firm, announced that had bought Top Tier, a small Israeli software firm founded by Shai Agassi, for $400 million Read more…

2004

20 years ago

A1 Grand Prix, a brand new concept in international motorsport was launched to the world’s press at the prestigious Jumeira Beach hotel in Dubai Read more…

2007

17 years ago

Luxury carmaker BMW opened its new 20 million euros ($26,554,000) factory in Chennai, India Read more…

2008

16 years ago

The News of the World published their infamous expose on FIA Max Mosley’s private life Read more…

2009

15 years ago

In Russia PM Putin pledged over $1 billion in state support to its ailing car industry in a bid to avoid heavy job losses and potential social unrest Read more…

2009

15 years ago

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2009

15 years ago

Malaysia’s national car maker Proton and Detroit Electric, a Dutch-based company, signed a $555 million deal to make zero emission electric cars that they said would be more powerful that any existing model Read more…

2009

15 years ago

US President Barack Obama issued an ultimatum to struggling American automakers General Motors (GM) and Chrysler: In order to receive additional bailout loans from the government, he said, the companies needed to make dramatic changes in the way ran their businesses Read more…

2017

7 years ago

Volkswagen AG said it has agreed to pay $157 Read more…

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