May 25th


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1898

124 years ago

Elwood Haynes, who built America’s first gasoline-powered car, and Elmer Apperson, founded the Haynes-Apperson Company in Kokomo, Indiana Read more…

1904

118 years ago

Pierre de Caters broke the World Land Speed Record, driving a DMG Mercedes Simplex at 97 Read more…

1907

115 years ago

In a 24 hour “Endurance Derby” on the 1 mile dirt Point Breeze oval, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Read more…

1914

108 years ago

Ettore Bugatti was issued with a French patent for his ‘pursang’ trademark Read more…

1927

95 years ago

Ford Motor Company announced the end of Model T and named its replacement, the Model A Read more…

1930

92 years ago

At the sixth Rome Grand Prix there were five Alfa Romeos, four Maseratis, four Bugattis, one Talbot and one Mercedes-Benz Read more…

1930

92 years ago

Théodore Namont driving a Rally crashed fatally at the Fontainebleau hill climb, near Paris, France Read more…

1945

77 years ago

Car-component manufacturing began at Ford’s Dagenham plant in east London, having been speedily re-equipped for peacetime operations Read more…

1947

75 years ago

Franco Cortese gave Ferrari their first race win when he drove 125 Sport chassis 01C to victory on the Caracella Baths circuit in Rome, Italy Read more…

1947

75 years ago

Round 3 of Grand Prix de France F2 Championship, the 3 hour Paris Grand Prix, held at Montlhéry, was won by Piero Taruffi driving a Ferrari 500 Read more…

1947

75 years ago

Chung Ju Yung founded Hyundai Construction, the first of the Hyundai companies Read more…

1950

72 years ago

The Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel, known as the Hugh L Read more…

1950

72 years ago

Tragedy struck the streets of Chicago when 33 people died in what was the greatest public transportation disaster in US history to date Read more…

1955

67 years ago

Italian racing driver and twice Formula One World Champion Alberto Ascari (36), died Read more…

1967

55 years ago

Beatle John Lennon took delivery of his famous psychedelic Rolls-Royce. Read more…

1975

47 years ago

Wally Dallenbach Sr Read more…

1975

47 years ago

In the Grand Prix at Zolder, Belgium, Niki Lauda in his Ferrari showed the way, sitting on pole and winning in a time of 1:43:53, 19 Read more…

1979

43 years ago

Amédée Gordini (79), Italian-born race car driver and sports car manufacturer in France, died Read more…

1981

41 years ago

USAC striped Al Unser Sr Read more…

1985

37 years ago

The 112,000 seater Charlotte Motor Speedway (North Carolina, US), aka the Mecca of Motorsports, held its first race Read more…

1986

36 years ago

The 44th Belgian Grand Prix and the 32nd to be held at Spa-Francorchamps, run over 43 laps of the 7 Read more…

1994

28 years ago

The ashes of 71-year-old George Swanson are buried (according to Swanson´s request) in the driver´s seat of his 1984 white Corvette in Hempfield County, Pennsylvania Read more…

1997

25 years ago

At the Spanish Grand Prix held in Catalunya, Jacques Villeneuve sat on pole and won in his Williams with a race time of 1:300:35 Read more…

2000

22 years ago

The US government proposed a rating system telling consumers how prone vehicles are to rolling over Read more…

2003

19 years ago

Gil de Ferran won the 87th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race by 0 Read more…

2004

18 years ago

TVR Tuscan 2 and Sagaris were unveiled on press day of the Birmingham Motor Show, Read more…

2004

18 years ago

The Rover 75 Limousine, with a quad-cam, 2 Read more…

2005

17 years ago

Robert Jankel (66), arguably the world’s most famous designer of limousines, armored cars and other specialty vehicles, died Read more…

2005

17 years ago

A1 Grand Prix unveiled the provisional race calendar for its inaugural season, taking in a mix of established world-famous venues, exciting new state-of-the-art facilities and tight twisty street circuits Read more…

2006

16 years ago

The 1 Read more…

2014

8 years ago

Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix Read more…

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