November 29th


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1897

125 years ago

The world’s first 2-wheeled motorcycle race was held on an oval track at Sheen House, Richmond, Surrey, England Read more…

1901

121 years ago

Cixi (1835-1908), China’s empress dowager, received a new wood-bodied Duryea automobile to mark her 66th birthday Read more…

1901

121 years ago

East 182nd Street in Bronx, New York, US was paved and opened Read more…

1906

116 years ago

Vincenzo Lancia together with the former Fiat test driver, Claudio Fogolin, founded his own company called Lancia & C Read more…

1910

112 years ago

Ernest E Read more…

1922

100 years ago

Former Ford Motor Company executive James Couzens was appointed to the United States Senate to replace Truman H Read more…

1928

94 years ago

According to figures released by the British government, deaths in street accidents in London during the three months of July, August and September came to 309, bring this years’ total to 872, two more every week than in the previous year Read more…

1945

77 years ago

Bajaj Auto came into existence as M/s Bachraj Trading Corporation Private Limited Read more…

1948

74 years ago

Australian prime minister Ben Chifley and 1,200 other people attended the unveiling of the first car to be manufactured entirely in Australia – an ivory-colored car officially designated the 48-215, but fondly known as the Holden FX Read more…

1954

68 years ago

The last Allard car was produced Read more…

1965

57 years ago

The last Bentley S3 chassis was completed and delivered to the coachbuilder Read more…

1975

47 years ago

Graham Hill, twice World Drivers Champion and one of Britain’s most popular sportsmen, was killed at the age of 46, along with 5 members of the Embassy Hill Grand Prix team, when the Piper PA 23-250 Turbo-Aztec light aircraft he was piloting crashed in freezing fog near Elstree Airport in Hertfordshire, England Read more…

1975

47 years ago

Anthony Brise died aged just 23 Read more…

1984

38 years ago

Ari Vatanen and Terry Harryman won the RAC Rally with a Peugeot 205 T16 Read more…

1987

35 years ago

The first race was held at Bob Jane’s Calder Thunderdome in Australia Read more…

1991

31 years ago

Seventeen people were killed in a 164-vehicle pileup during a dust storm on Interstate 5 near Coalinga, California Read more…

1995

27 years ago

The third generation Rover 200 (R3) was launched Read more…

1996

26 years ago

Volkswagen executive Jose Ignacio Lopez resigned under charges of industrial espionage from General Motors (GM), his former employer Read more…

1996

26 years ago

Motor Racing journalist and the 1950 World Sidecar Champion (as passenger), Denis Sargent Jenkinson (76), died in Aldershot, UK Read more…

2001

21 years ago

A spat inside the Williams camp became public with boss Patrick Head’s attack on Ralf Schumacher over the German’s approach to testing Read more…

2004

18 years ago

For the second time in a month, a blind thief was arrested in Romania for stealing a car and crashing into a tree Read more…

2004

18 years ago

Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route, the ring road in Greater Manchester – the product of the amalgamation of several major roads around the city centres of Manchester and Salford to form a ring – was completed with the opening of a final extension between the Mancunian Way near the Granada Studios and the end of Trinity Way at Salford Central railway station Read more…

2006

16 years ago

Aston Martin unveiled one of the most eagerly anticipated convertibles of the year, the V8 Vantage Roadster at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show Read more…

2007

15 years ago

Roger B Read more…

2009

13 years ago

Felipe Massa returned to the track four months after a potentially fatal incident when he was hit by a spring at the Hungarian Grand Prix Read more…

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