November 19th


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1906

116 years ago

Tom Cooper Read more…

1912

110 years ago

Thomas Neal became the first Chairman of General Motors Read more…

1914

108 years ago

Phelon & Moore (P&M) of Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England introduced their 4-speed, 770cc V-twin motorcycle Read more…

1921

101 years ago

Ormand E Hunt was appointed Chief Engineer of Chevrolet Read more…

1922

100 years ago

Coppa Florio VI run over 432 km of the Medio Madonie circuit on Sicily was won by André Boillot driving a Peugeot in a time of 7 hours 9 minutes Read more…

1925

97 years ago

British MPs considering the Criminal Justice Bill rejected prison sentences for reckless driving, but voted for sentences of up to 4 months for drunkenness whilst in charge of a car Read more…

1928

94 years ago

Carlos C Read more…

1934

88 years ago

Frazer Nash-BMW in Munich granted AFN the sole concession to import and sell BMW models in the United Kingdom and British Empire Read more…

1937

85 years ago

George Eyston in the enormous 7-ton 73 litre twin Rolls Royce aeroengined Thunderbolt, established a new world land speed record of 311 Read more…

1951

71 years ago

The last 1951 Pontiac was produced Read more…

1954

68 years ago

The world’s first automatic toll collection machine went into service at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway, US Read more…

1954

68 years ago

Ford Robinson was killed during the Carrera Panamerica when his Ferrari crashed at 208 mph on the Tehuantepec straight in Oaxaca, Mexico Read more…

1954

68 years ago

Sammy Davis, Jr Read more…

1954

68 years ago

The 1955 Buicks and Oldsmobiles were introduced Read more…

1956

66 years ago

Henry Ford II announced that the Ford Motor Company’s new marque would be called the Edsel and the Special Products Division would become the Edsel Division Read more…

1956

66 years ago

The 1957 Pontiacs were introduced to the US public Read more…

1959

63 years ago

Ford announced the end of the Edsel program Read more…

1961

61 years ago

Parnelli Jones drove a Kuzma-Offy to victory in the USAC Championship race on the dirt oval in Phoenix, Arizona, USA Read more…

1961

61 years ago

Al Keller (41) died as a result of injuries sustained in a fiery Champ Car crash at the Arizona State Fairgrounds track Read more…

1967

55 years ago

Mario Andretti won the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA Read more…

1980

42 years ago

Ken Langley and Garry Sowerby crashed their Volvo DL wagon through a red-and-yellow paper finish line and into the record books for the fastest-ever drive around the world Read more…

1981

41 years ago

Nimrod Racing Automobiles (NRA) was officially launched at Goodwood, England, with James Hunt and Sterling Moss performing demonstration runs in their Aston Martin powered cars Read more…

1987

35 years ago

London dealer, Nicholas Harley paid £5 Read more…

1990

32 years ago

Major job cuts were reported to be on the way at the Rover Group as the recession affected demand for the company’s Rover and Land Rover products Read more…

1993

29 years ago

Toyota and General Motors signed an historic agreement to sell the Chevy Cavalier in Japan as the Toyota Cavalier Read more…

1996

26 years ago

The structure of the 12 Read more…

2004

18 years ago

BAR boss Dave Richards was shown the door after Honda bought a 45% stake in the team for around $150 million Read more…

2004

18 years ago

Kasey Kahne went to go 2-for-2 in his first two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts while Bobby Hamilton finished 16th to wrap up his only championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida, US Read more…

2006

16 years ago

Mark Martin’s started in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to mark his final race with Jack Roush Read more…

2006

16 years ago

Kamui Kobayashi started from pole position for the Macau Grand Prix but tangled with Marko Asmer and Paul di Resta to leave Mike Conway ahead of Kohei Hirate Read more…

2009

13 years ago

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen confirmed he was taking a one-year sabbatical from Formula One adding it was uncertain whether he would return in 2011 – he did not Read more…

2010

12 years ago

The Los Angeles Auto Show opened Read more…

2012

10 years ago

The 1 millionth Fiat 500, a Lounge model ‘dressed’ in elegant three-layer Bianco Perla (white pearl) exterior paint, rolled off the Fiat Auto Poland production line Read more…

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