September 24th


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1896

126 years ago

Thirty-two entrants started the 1,060-mile Paris-Marseille-Paris race Read more…

1900

122 years ago

The first race at the Trenton Fairgrounds (New Jersey, US) was held, but there was no further racing there until 1907 Read more…

1902

120 years ago

Daimler Motoren-Gesellschaft took delivery of its first magneto ignition system as designed by Gottlob Honold and Robert Bosch Read more…

1912

110 years ago

The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company (Great Britain) Ltd Read more…

1916

106 years ago

The Hudon Super Six completed a promotional “Twice Across America” run from San Francisco to New York City and back to San Francisco Read more…

1917

105 years ago

Australia introduced driving tests Read more…

1921

101 years ago

The first race at the Avus circuit in Germany was won by Fritz Von Opel driving an Opel Read more…

1933

89 years ago

The Spanish Grand Prix held over 30 laps of a 17 Read more…

1948

74 years ago

Motorcycle builder Soichiro Honda founded the Honda Motor Company in Hamamatsu, Japan Read more…

1949

73 years ago

Trolley buses replaced trams in Auckland, the first New Zealand city to do so Read more…

1954

68 years ago

The iconic Routemaster bus was first revealed to the public by London Transport at the Commercial Motor Show in Earl’s Court Read more…

1959

63 years ago

Rolls-Royce launched its new £8,905 Phantom V, powered by a 6,230-cc, 90-degree V8 engine with twin SU carburettors, coupled with a 4-speed automatic transmission Read more…

1960

62 years ago

After trying all their patience, drawing both blood and gasps, the strength-sapping 35th International Six Day Trials (ISDT) race at Bad Aussee in Austria comes to an close Read more…

1963

59 years ago

The 1964 Oldsmobiles were introduced Read more…

1967

55 years ago

Gulf Mirages finished 1-2 in the sports car race at Skarpnack, Sweden, with Jo Bonnier finishing ahead of Paul Hawkins Read more…

1972

50 years ago

Tyrrell’s Jackie Stewart won the Canadian Grand Prix held at Mosport Park by nearly 50 seconds from Peter Revson and Denny Hulme Read more…

1974

48 years ago

General Motors (GM) announced that the release of the “Monza,” its rotary-engine compact sports car, would be postponed due to problems complying with new US Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards Read more…

1984

38 years ago

A bus plunged into a gorge in Uttar Pradesh, India, killing 34 and injuring 11 Read more…

1989

33 years ago

Gerhard Berger took his first, and only, victory of the season for Ferrari at the Portuguese Grand Prix Read more…

1993

29 years ago

Ian Stuart (36), vocalist and frontman of Skrewdriver, a British punk rock and skinhead band, died in a car crash in Derbyshire Read more…

1995

27 years ago

After flattering only to deceive in Belgium and in Italy, David Coulthard finally won his first Grand Prix at Estoril, Portugual for Williams, after starting from pole position Read more…

1998

24 years ago

Jaguar’s Heritage Museum opened Read more…

2000

22 years ago

Tony Stewart drove from 27th starting position to seal a season sweep at Dover International Speedway, Delaware, US running away to victory in the MBNA 400 Read more…

2000

22 years ago

Michael Schumacher won the United States Grand Prix Formula One race at Indianapolis before a sellout crowd estimated at 225,000 Read more…

2004

18 years ago

The Paris Mondial de l’Automobile (Paris Motor Show) opened its doors to the press and featured a wealth of new concept and production cars Read more…

2006

16 years ago

Jeff Burton posted his first victory in five years in the Dover 400, Delaware (US) to take the points lead in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Read more…

2007

15 years ago

Shelby Supercars (SSC) reported a world record 257 mph run in speed testing of its 1183bhp, twin-turbo V8 Ultimate Aero TT Read more…

2007

15 years ago

More than 73,000 General Motors Corp workers walked off the job after marathon contract talks between the United Auto Workers Union and General Motors stalled and the union called the first national strike since 1970 against the top U Read more…

2007

15 years ago

The fastest driver ever caught in a routine speed-check in the UK was sentenced to 10 weeks in jail Read more…

2010

12 years ago

The Nissan Juke was launched in the UK Read more…

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