November 7th


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1900

123 years ago

Packard’s first full page magazine advertisement appeared in ‘The Horseless Carriage’ Read more…

1910

113 years ago

Percy Hendy of Southampton, was appointed Britain’s first Ford dealer, nearly a year before the Ford factory at Trafford Park, Manchester, produced its first Model T Read more…

1918

105 years ago

Alfred P Sloan Jr was elected to the board of General Motors Read more…

1924

99 years ago

The first AMO F-15 trucks were produced at the Moscow Automotive Plant Read more…

1928

95 years ago

The Packard ‘Daphne at the Well’ mascot was patented Read more…

1936

87 years ago

The 1937 Chevrolets were introduced featuring Unisteel Bodies by Fisher Read more…

1937

86 years ago

The Horseless Carriage Club of America was founded in Los Angeles, California, US by W Everett Miller, Arthur E Twohy and William E Wakefield Read more…

1940

83 years ago

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington, US collapsed due to high winds Read more…

1945

78 years ago

Gus Edwards (64), composer of the 1905 song ‘In My Merry Odlsmobile’, died Read more…

1946

77 years ago

The Ford Prefect was on sale at £275 and the Ford Anglia at £229 Read more…

1949

74 years ago

The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation changed the serial number plates on all unsold 1949 Frazers and introduced them as 1950 models Read more…

1951

72 years ago

NASCAR published its first official newsletter from its new offices on Peninsula Avenue in Daytona Beach, Florida, US Read more…

1956

67 years ago

The 9 millionth Buick was produced Read more…

1957

66 years ago

The first Trabant was produced at the former Horch auto works in Zwickau, East Germany Read more…

1963

60 years ago

“Miss STP” Paula Murphy, became the first woman to pilot an Indycar around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when she drove 5 laps in a Novi during a tyre testing session Read more…

1965

58 years ago

NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett outdueled Bobby Isaac in the Tidewater 300 at Dog Track Speedway in Moyock, North Carolina, US to post the final victory of his 50-win career in NASCAR’s premier series Read more…

1965

58 years ago

In 1964, Art Arfons, a drag racer from Ohio (US), built a land-speed racer in his backyard using a military surplus J79 jet aircraft engine with an afterburner Read more…

1965

58 years ago

Mike Sorokin beat Paul Sutherland in the Top Fuel final of a Mickey Thompson promoted drag racing weekend in Fontana, California US Read more…

1968

55 years ago

Ian Raby (46) died three months after a serious accident at Zandvoort in a Formula Two race Read more…

1969

54 years ago

The 250,000th Corvette (a Riverside Gold convertible) rolled off the assembly line Read more…

1975

48 years ago

Piero Dusio died aged 76 Read more…

1980

43 years ago

Acting legend and racing great Steve McQueen (50) passed away after undergoing experimental therapy and surgery in Mexico for mesothelioma Read more…

1986

37 years ago

Sir James Goldsmith’s £5 billion bid for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was rejected Read more…

1993

30 years ago

Three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna earned his final victory in Formula 1 with a win at the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide Read more…

2001

22 years ago

Bridgestone/Firestone Inc Read more…

2003

20 years ago

The all-new Volvo S40 saloon made its UK debut at the Scottish Motor Show in Glasgow Read more…

2006

17 years ago

Toyota Motor Corporation acquired 5 Read more…

2008

15 years ago

General Motors warned it could run out of cash in 2009 after reporting a loss of $2 Read more…

2008

15 years ago

General Motors Corp Read more…

2019

4 years ago

Chinese electric car maker BYD Co Ltd and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp said they planned to set up a joint venture to design and develop battery electric cars as they ramp up efforts to produce zero emissions vehicles Read more…

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