November 23rd


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1897

125 years ago

Ransom Eli Olds of Lansing, Michigan, was issued a US patent for his ‘motor carriage’, a gasoline-powered vehicle that he had constructed the year before Read more…

1900

122 years ago

The first car to be produced under the Mercedes name is taken for its inaugural drive in Cannstatt, Germany Read more…

1901

121 years ago

The Twentieth Century Motor Company Ltd was registered in Penge, England by E H Owen to manufacture the Owen automobile Read more…

1919

103 years ago

Andre Boillot in a 2 Read more…

1920

102 years ago

B F Tobin (54), founder and Chairman of the Continental Motors Corporation, died in Grosse, Pointe, Michigan, US Read more…

1921

101 years ago

Robert McLaughlin (85) founder of the McLaughlin Carriage and McLaughlin Motor Car companies which later became part of General Motors, died Read more…

1929

93 years ago

The first Oakland V-8 was produced Read more…

1932

90 years ago

The Dodge Series DP was introduced Read more…

1940

82 years ago

The Ford Motor Company delivered two jeep prototypes for testing at the US Army proving grounds at Camp Holabird, Maryland Read more…

1941

81 years ago

José Canziani driving an Alfa Romeo 8C-35 won the Buenos Aires Grand Prix Read more…

1951

71 years ago

The first Warszawa, based on the Soviet Pobieda, was completed by Fabryka Samochodow Osobowych (FSO) of Warsaw – often cited as the first automobile to be manufactured in Poland Read more…

1952

70 years ago

Karl Kling and Hans Klenk won the third Carrera Panamerica in a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Read more…

1953

69 years ago

The 1954 Hudson Ramblers were introduced as badge-engineered Nash Ramblers Read more…

1953

69 years ago

Austin produced its two-millionth car, an A40 Somerset, at its Longbridge plant in the West Midlands (UK) Read more…

1954

68 years ago

General Motors celebrated the manufacture of the 50 millionth car in Flint Michigan, a gold plated Chevrolet Read more…

1962

60 years ago

John Surtees signed to drive for Ferrari Read more…

1962

60 years ago

The 3 millionth post-World War II British Motor Corporation car was produced, a Vandem Plas Princess R saloon that was presented to the Britsih red Cross by BMC Chairman Sir George Harriman Read more…

1966

56 years ago

‘Spinout’, Elvis Presley’s 22nd film, premiered in Los Angeles, California Read more…

1978

44 years ago

Hannu Mikkola and Ame Hertz won the RAC Rally with a Ford Escort Rs 1800 Read more…

1983

39 years ago

Stig Blomqvixt and Bjorn Cederberg won the RAC Rally with an Audi Quattro A2 Read more…

1992

30 years ago

The Ford Mondeo was launched, with sales beginning on 22 March 1993 Read more…

1999

23 years ago

Richard Burns and Robert Reid won Great Britain Rally with a Subaru Impreza WRC Read more…

2001

21 years ago

Robby Gordon sped to his first NASCAR Winston Cup win in the season finale at New Hamp­shire International Speedway (US) Read more…

2005

17 years ago

During an episode of Top Gear’s news segment featuring BMW’s MINI Concept from the Tokyo Motor Show showcased what Richard Hammond quoted as a “quintessentially British” integrated tea set, Jeremy Clarkson responded by mocking that they should build a car that is “quintessentially German Read more…

2006

16 years ago

China’s state media reported government plans to spend about $250 billion extending the country’s expressways to deal with a predicted surge in car ownership over the next three decades Read more…

2007

15 years ago

Lotus Cars released its limited edition for Europe – the Lotus Elise S 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Read more…

2009

13 years ago

Nico Rosberg’s unveiling as a Mercedes driver was, noted the Daily Mail, “like Hamlet without the prince” Read more…

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