November 24th


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1900

122 years ago

The first gasoline-powered Pierce motor vehicle featuring a modified one-cylinder deDion 3 hp engine, was taken on a test drive through the streets of Buffalo, New York Read more…

1903

119 years ago

The first U Read more…

1910

112 years ago

Founder of the Humber bicycle company in 1868 in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, Thomas Humber (68), died Read more…

1921

101 years ago

Gottfried Schlöemer (79), mechanic and inventor, who lived on the south side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, died Read more…

1922

100 years ago

J A Joyce, driving a modified A Read more…

1951

71 years ago

Austin and Morris agreed to merge, making the combined business, named BMC (British Motor Corporation), the biggest in the British motor trade and the fourth-largest internationally after the US ‘Big Three’ of General Motors, Chrysler and Ford Read more…

1951

71 years ago

Ernest E Read more…

1956

66 years ago

Driving tests in the UK were suspended due to the Suez crisis Read more…

1965

57 years ago

The UK government introduced an experimental speed limit of 70mph on motorways in England Read more…

1968

54 years ago

The London-Sydney Marathon Car Rally started at the Crystal Palace racing circuit in London at 2pm Read more…

1970

52 years ago

Bobby Isaac set a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 201 Read more…

1970

52 years ago

Suzuki licensed the Wankel engine Read more…

1976

46 years ago

March held a press to launch their 6-wheeled F1 car called the 2-4-0 Read more…

1977

45 years ago

Bjorn Waldegaard and Hans Thorszelius won the RAC Rally with a Ford Escort RS 1800 Read more…

1988

34 years ago

Marku Alen and Ikka KivimakiI won the RAC Rally with a Lancia Delta HF 4 WD Read more…

1989

33 years ago

Pentti Airikkala and Ronan McNamee won the RAC RALLY with a Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Read more…

1990

32 years ago

Juan-Manuel Bordeu (56) died in Buenos Aires from leukemia Read more…

1993

29 years ago

Juha Kankkunen and Nicky Grist won the RAC Rally with a Toyota Celica GT-Four Read more…

1998

24 years ago

Richard Burns and Robert Reid won Great Britain Rally with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5 Read more…

1999

23 years ago

The Lincoln LS was named Motor Trend Car of the Year Read more…

2005

17 years ago

Jaguar announced the armoured XJ Long Wheelbase – its first-ever armoured passenger vehicle Read more…

2005

17 years ago

The new Citroen C6 executive saloon become the very first car in the world to be awarded a maximum 4 star Euro NCAP pedestrian safety rating, as well as a maximum 5 stars for occupant protection, making it arguably the safest car on the road Read more…

2005

17 years ago

The curtain came down on the Minardi team with the last outing of a car bearing the name following its takeover and rebranding as Toro Rosso Read more…

2006

16 years ago

Twenty-one year old Lewis Hamilton was confirmed as Fernando Alonso’s team-mate at McLaren for the following season, despite still not having driven an F1 car Read more…

2009

13 years ago

Flavio Briatore’s ultimately successful appeal against his lifetime ban from motorsport as well as £1 million in damages resulting from the Crashgate scandal began in a Paris court Read more…

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