November 18th


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1907

116 years ago

The Napier Motor Car Company of America, located in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts was dissolved Read more…

1908

115 years ago

The Overland Automobile Company and other business interests controlled by John N Willys were consolidated as the Willys-Overland Company Read more…

1916

107 years ago

The American Grand Prize, the last major race before the USA’s entry into World War One caused a cessation of competition, was won by co-drivers Howard Wilcox and Gil Anderson Read more…

1918

105 years ago

Harry W Read more…

1925

98 years ago

The Chevrolet 1929-31 ‘Eagle’ mascot was patented Read more…

1927

96 years ago

Henry Edmunds (74), the man who arranged the first meeting between H F Royce and Hon C S Rolls, died in Hove, England Read more…

1934

89 years ago

Piney E Holt (62) builder in 1896 of the first automobile in California and later an executive with the Caterpillar Tractor Company, died Read more…

1936

87 years ago

Supercharging was offered as a $415 extra-cost option on the Cord 812 Read more…

1940

83 years ago

Buick built its 4,000,000th automobile Read more…

1940

83 years ago

The Richardson Pan-American Highway Expedition began as a white 1941 Plymouth P11 Deluxe four-door sedan, with special equipment including 18-inch “high-clearance” wheels driven by Sullivan Richardson, Arnold Whitaker and Kenneth C Van Hee departed Detroit on the first automobile trip from North America to Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile at the southern tip of South America Read more…

1949

74 years ago

The 1950 Hudson Pacemakers were introduced as a lower priced, slightly shorter variant of the Super-Six series, Read more…

1956

67 years ago

Ken Miles won the Cal Club Under-1 Read more…

1956

67 years ago

NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Buck Baker prevailed with a last-lap pass, securing a thrilling victory by one foot over Joe Weatherly at Wilson (North Carolina, US) Speedway Read more…

1960

63 years ago

Just two weeks after the 1961 DeSoto was introduced to an uninterested market, Chrysler announced the termination of the DeSoto marque Read more…

1963

60 years ago

The Dartford-Purfleet Tunnel (now known simply as the Dartford Tunnel), linking Kent and Essex under the River Thames, was opened to road traffic Read more…

1964

59 years ago

Henri Pigozzi (66), Italian car merchant and industrialist, who established Société Industrielle de Méchanique et de Carrosserie Automobile, known as SIMCA at Nanterre, died Read more…

1979

44 years ago

Richard Petty won his record seventh series championship, a mark that would be matched in 1994 by Dale Earnhardt Read more…

1984

39 years ago

General Motors acquired the EDS Corporation, a leading data processing and telecommunications company for $2 Read more…

1987

36 years ago

A special edition 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO hardtop was sold for $1,600,000 at an automobile auction in Italy, setting a new public auction record Read more…

1990

33 years ago

Dale Earnhardt led all but the first 50 laps as he dominated the 312-mile Checker 500 at Phoenix, Arizona (US) Read more…

1993

30 years ago

Eleven died in a collision between a lorry and a school bus at Leamington Spa Read more…

1996

27 years ago

A revolutionary new Volkswagen factory opened in Resende, Brazil Read more…

1996

27 years ago

Rear Admiral Roger Lane-Nott quit the role of Formula One’s race director and safety delegate after just one season “to pursue other interests” Read more…

2002

21 years ago

1980 World Champion Alan Jones was married on Daydream Island beach Read more…

2005

18 years ago

Gerard Crombac (75), nicknamed Jabby, co-founder of French magazine Auto-Sport, died Read more…

2005

18 years ago

The Ford Motor Company said it planned to eliminate 4,000 salaried jobs, 10 per cent of its North American white-collar workforce, as part of a larger restructuring plan Read more…

2007

16 years ago

Matt Kenseth won the race, Jimmie Johnson won the championship, and Juan Pablo Montoya won the Raybestsos Rookie of the Year after the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, US Read more…

2009

14 years ago

South Korean auto giant Hyundai said it would roll out another new small car in India as it jostled with rivals for a larger slice of the fast-growing Indian market Read more…

2012

11 years ago

Two and a half years after a group of investors announced it would bring Formula One racing to Austin, Texas more than 117,000 fans packed into the just-completed Circuit of the Americas to watch the US Grand Prix Read more…

2013

10 years ago

The third generation MINI (F56) made its world debut at Plant Oxford (England) Read more…

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