November 20th


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1901

121 years ago

The Krastin Automobile Manufacturing Company was organised in Cleveland, Ohio with Charles S Beardslee as President and designer August Krastin as General Manager – the firm went bankrupt in 1904 Read more…

1907

115 years ago

McLaughlin Motor Car Company Limited was founded in Ontario (Canada) with capital of 5,000 shares valued at C$100 each with R Read more…

1908

114 years ago

The first Velie automobile was taken for its inaugural test drive in Moline, Illinois – the car, known as ‘Old Maud’ still exists Read more…

1919

103 years ago

The 20,000th Essex, a 2-passenger roadster, was produced Read more…

1920

102 years ago

General Motors named Pierre du Pont as Corporate President Read more…

1923

99 years ago

The U Read more…

1931

91 years ago

Rolls Royce purchased Bentley Motors for £125,275, thwarting an attempt by Napier to acquire the assets Read more…

1934

88 years ago

Arthur W Herrington was issued with a US patent for his ‘Driving Mechanism for Steering Wheels of Motor Vehicles’ four years after the application had been made Read more…

1940

82 years ago

The first 6-cylinder Ford car was produced since the unsuccessful Model K of 1906-08 Read more…

1951

71 years ago

The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation and Sears, Roebuck & Company agreed to produce and market a variant of the Henry J through Sears as a new marque, the Allstate Read more…

1953

69 years ago

The last 1953 Pontiac was produced – the division officially dropped the Sedan Delivery body style Read more…

1955

67 years ago

Pole-starter Fonty Flock held off his brother Tim by half a car-length at Charlotte Speedway’s Read more…

1959

63 years ago

The all-new 105E Anglia was introduced in the US, the first British Ford to be marketed to Americans on a large scale Read more…

1960

62 years ago

Stirling Moss won the season-ending United States Grand Prix at the Riverside International Raceway in California from Lotus team-mate Innes Ireland Read more…

1970

52 years ago

Ford Motor Company withdrew its support from racing Read more…

1975

47 years ago

The Bay City Rollers’ Les McKeown was found not guilty of causing the death of a 76 year old woman that he had hit with his car the previous May Read more…

1980

42 years ago

The 157 Read more…

1988

34 years ago

Racer Cale Yarborough announced his retirement Read more…

1990

32 years ago

Layne Hall of Silver Creek, New York, died at the age of 105, according to his death certificate Read more…

1992

30 years ago

Former Ultravox member Midge Ure was fined £500 and ordered to pay £35 costs by magistrates in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, after he admitted driving without due care and attention Read more…

1999

23 years ago

22 people were killed in fiery collision between two buses in Ilorin, Nigeria Read more…

2000

22 years ago

Jerry Nadeau held off Dale Earnhardt to post his first career victory in the season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway (US) Read more…

2003

19 years ago

Motor Trend magazine named the hybrid Toyota Prius ‘Car of the Year’ Read more…

2005

17 years ago

Ricky Rudd finished 37th in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Raceway (US), then retired Read more…

2006

16 years ago

The Huntsville Bus Accident involving a school bus carrying 43 students occurred on an elevated portion of Interstate 565 in Huntsville, Alabama Read more…

2011

11 years ago

Sergio Scaglietti, Ferrari body stylist in the ’50s and ’60s, died at the age of 91 Read more…

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