May 28th


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1900

122 years ago

The Bologna-Corticella-Pog R–Malalbergo-Bologna road race in Italy was won by Lorenzo Ginori in a Bolide Read more…

1900

122 years ago

Frederick A Read more…

1902

120 years ago

The British magazine ‘Car Illustrated’ first appeared Read more…

1907

115 years ago

The first Isle of Man TT Races took place, over the triangular St John’s Circuit Read more…

1914

108 years ago

The last Irish hillclimb before WWI held at Ballinascorney, near Dublin was won by J T Wood driving a G Read more…

1916

106 years ago

Barney Oldfield driving his front-wheel-drive Christe lapped the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 102 Read more…

1919

103 years ago

The first Citroen car, the Model A went into production, prior to its launch in April Read more…

1928

94 years ago

Dodge Brothers, Inc Read more…

1930

92 years ago

The 7,000,000th Chevrolet was produced, a 1930 2-door Coach Read more…

1932

90 years ago

The legendary Hockenheim circuit staged its first race, a motorcycle race, run over a 12 km unpaved layout Read more…

1933

89 years ago

The international Eifelrennen was the only major race at the Nürburgring in 1933 but the organization and meaning of the event held now on the North Loop portrayed that of an earlier German Grand Prix Read more…

1933

89 years ago

Clashes in the calendar meant that the Targa Florio entry list was the weakest in many years with only 14 Italian drivers and with Scuderia Ferrari as the only team Read more…

1937

85 years ago

President Franklin D Read more…

1937

85 years ago

The government of Germany–then under the control of Adolf Hitler of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party–formed a new state-owned automobile company, then known as Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH Read more…

1940

82 years ago

The 250,117th 1940 Buick was produced, breaking the company’s model year record set in 1928 Read more…

1952

70 years ago

The first Dodge V-8 was produced Read more…

1953

69 years ago

The last Kaiser Dragon was produced Read more…

1961

61 years ago

“Lucky” Casner and Masten Gregory drove the Camoradi Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the 1000 kilometre sports car race on the Nuburgring in Germany using only one set of tyres Read more…

1962

60 years ago

Assar Gabrielsson (70), co-founder of Volvo cars died Read more…

1971

51 years ago

The first nine miles of the M3, from Popham to Black Dam, Basingstoke, England opened without fuss or ceremony, steering the Whitsun bank holiday traffic away from town Read more…

1973

49 years ago

Rain delayed the start of the Indianapolis 500 until the afernoon Read more…

1975

47 years ago

G Elizabeth Carmichael, transsexual promoter of the 3-wheel Dale, was convicted of fraud in Los Angeles, California, US Read more…

1978

44 years ago

Al Unser easily led the Indianapolis 500 but bent his Lola’s front wing in the pitlane on lap 180 Read more…

1983

39 years ago

Driving a Porsche 956, Stefan Bellof set the record for the fastest lap on the 12 Read more…

1989

33 years ago

Two time Formula 1 Emerson Fittipaldi won a thrilling Indianapolis 500 at an average speed of 167 Read more…

1989

33 years ago

The Mexican Grand Prix held at the Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez, was won from pole position by Ayrton Senna driving a McLaren-Honda MP4/5 in a time of 1:35:21 Read more…

1990

32 years ago

The longest recorded wheelie (5 hours 12 minutes 33 seconds was made by David Robilliard in the Channel Islands Read more…

1990

32 years ago

The ‘Father of Lean Manufacturing’, Taiichi Ohno (78), died Read more…

1995

27 years ago

Jacques Villeneuve became the first Canadian to win the Indianapolis 500 Read more…

1995

27 years ago

Despite leading from the start at the Monaco Grand Prix, Damon Hill couldn’t make his two-stop strategy work compared to Michael Schumacher’s one-stopper and he ended up a distant second, with Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari third Read more…

1995

27 years ago

Bobby Labonte motored to his first career win in Charlotte’s Coca-Cola 600, North Carolina (US) Read more…

2000

22 years ago

Rookie driver Matt Kenseth outran Dale Earnhardt, Jr Read more…

2000

22 years ago

Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the Indianapolis 500 by leading 167 of the 200 laps and winning for Chip Ganassi Racing Read more…

2000

22 years ago

The longest parade of Rolls-Royce cars on a public highway took place, when 420 took part in a 2-mile procession on the A55 outside Chester in Cheshire. Read more…

2006

16 years ago

The Monaco Grand Prix is remembered by many people for Michael Schumacher’s actions during the closing stages of the qualifying session for the race Read more…

2006

16 years ago

Sam Hornish Jr Read more…

2014

8 years ago

Google announced that it would build 100 prototype driverless cars devoid of pedals, steering wheels or controls save an on/off switch Read more…

2017

5 years ago

In Indiana Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 Read more…

2017

5 years ago

Sebastian Vettel led home a Ferrari one-two ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas at the Monaco Grand Prix, on a weekend where Lewis Hamilton really struggled Read more…

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