November 10th


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1855

167 years ago

Alexandre Darracq, the French automobile manufacturer, was born Read more…

1885

137 years ago

Paul Daimler (17) made the first ever journey on a motorcycle Read more…

1903

119 years ago

The patent office awarded U Read more…

1910

112 years ago

The first Colby Motors car hit the streets of Iowa, US Read more…

1910

112 years ago

A Hupmobile began a promotional round-the-world trip Read more…

1914

108 years ago

The first Dodge came off the assembly line, a four-cylinder Dodge Model 30 Read more…

1927

95 years ago

General Motors announced a share dividend of $62 million – the largest in US history Read more…

1930

92 years ago

The Marmon Sixteen debuted at the Chicago Auto Show Read more…

1942

80 years ago

The first GMC amphibious truck, dubbed the “DUKW”, was completed Read more…

1949

73 years ago

The 1950 Pontiacs were introduced to the US public Read more…

1950

72 years ago

Col Herbert W Alden (79) of the Timken-Detroit Company, often cited as the designer of the first army tank, died in Trenton, Michigan, US Read more…

1953

69 years ago

The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation sold its Willow Run factory to General Motors Read more…

1968

54 years ago

Jim Hall’s Can-Am driving career was ended by injuries suffered in an accident during the Stardust GP Can-Am race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Read more…

1971

51 years ago

The 10-route Spaghetti Junction motorway interchange was opened north of Birmingham (UK) city centre, incorporating the A38 (M) (Aston Expressway) and the southern section of the M6 motorway Read more…

1973

49 years ago

Motorcycle racing legend, “Smokin’ Joe” Petrali (69) died from a heart attack in Casa Grande, Arizona, US Read more…

1978

44 years ago

The 1,000,000th Mazda Wankel rotary engine was produced Read more…

1992

30 years ago

Ford won the NASCAR Manufacturers Championship Read more…

1992

30 years ago

The 250,000th Mazda MX-5 Miata was produced Read more…

1995

27 years ago

In the Friday Afternoon session for the 1995 Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide, Mika Hakkinen in his McLaren suffered a rear puncture heading towards Brewery Bend, causing him to spin over the curbs and to crash heavily Read more…

1996

26 years ago

Atlanta Motor Speedway (US) hosted a banner day for the Labonte brothers as Bobby Labonte rolls to victory in the NAPA 500 and Terry Labonte finishes fifth to clinch his second championship in NASCAR’s top series Read more…

1999

23 years ago

Ford was acknowledged as the first automaker in the world to certify a production vehicle that complies with California’s strict LEV II emissions requirements Read more…

1999

23 years ago

The £140,000 plus 5 Read more…

2003

19 years ago

Four leading international rally drivers were banned from Britain’s public roads after being caught speeding in warm-up trials for the UK leg of the 2002 World Championship Read more…

2004

18 years ago

NASCAR president Mike Helton lifted the long-standing ban on sponsorship from hard liquor companies effective from the 2005 season Read more…

2007

15 years ago

Killacycle, using A123 Systems Li-ion nano-phosphate cells set a new quarter mile electric motorcycle drag racing record of 7 Read more…

2007

15 years ago

The new Mini Clubman went on sale in the UK Read more…

2010

12 years ago

The Proton Inspira, a rebadged 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer, was formally launched, to be sold exclusively in the Malaysian market Read more…

2013

9 years ago

Spaniard Marc Márquez won the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20 Read more…

2014

8 years ago

Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer unveiled the stunning new Lagonda super saloon – the latest in a proud line of saloons revered worldwide as ‘the finest of fast cars’ Read more…

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