September 6th


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1891

131 years ago

The Peugeot Type 3 quadricycle was introduced, the company’s first product marketed to the public Read more…

1892

130 years ago

The first gasoline tractor to be sold in the U Read more…

1900

122 years ago

Andrew L. Riker Read more…

1902

120 years ago

The Daily Mail reported under the headline ‘Prince Hatzfeldt’s Motor’: Prince Hatzfeldt’s motor-car driver, Robert Dennis, was fined £5 and £3 7s costs at the Bakewell Petty Sessions yesterday for driving along the Buxton road, near Haddon Hall, at an excessive speed Read more…

1907

115 years ago

A Stearns 30-60 with seven passengers on board becomes the first motor vehicle to reach the summit of Pikes Peak, Colorado, US under its own power for the entire distance Read more…

1915

107 years ago

The first tank prototype, developed by William Foster & Company for the British army, was completed and given its first test drive Read more…

1915

107 years ago

William A Read more…

1938

84 years ago

Dr Ing Read more…

1949

73 years ago

Allied military authorities relinquished control of the former Nazi regime’s assets, including the Volkswagen factory – marking the final transition back to everyday life Read more…

1951

71 years ago

The BMW 501, the first motor car to be manufactured and sold by BMW after the Second World War, was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show Read more…

1954

68 years ago

Race mechanic Clay Smith (49) was killed in a pit accident at a 100-mile race in DuQuoin, Illinois, US Read more…

1954

68 years ago

The Hudson Itala, featuring a custom-built body by Carrozzria Touring of Milan, Italy mounted on a Jet chassis was introduced Read more…

1956

66 years ago

At Bonneville Salt Flats American racer Johnny Allen secured the motorcycle land-speed record on a heavily modified Triumph T110 with a top speed of 214 Read more…

1959

63 years ago

The USAC Road Racing Championships were run at Meadowdale International Raceway in Carpenterville, Illinois, US Read more…

1960

62 years ago

The final Armstrong-Siddeley, a Sapphire long-wheelbase Limousine was dispatched to Ghana Read more…

1963

59 years ago

Junior Johnson completed a season sweep of events at Hickory (North Carolina) Motor Speedway, driving from the seventh starting position to win the Buddy Shuman 250 Read more…

1963

59 years ago

The Austin 1100 (ADO16) was launched Read more…

1964

58 years ago

Ferrari’s John Surtees won the Italian Grand Prix to the delight of the assembled Tifosi, a result that went a long way to enabling him to become the only man to have won world championships on two and four wheels Read more…

1967

55 years ago

UAW launched a Ford company-wide strike Read more…

1970

52 years ago

The Ontario Motor Speedway, California staged its first event, the California 500, an Indycar event won by Jimmy McElreath in a Coyote-Ford Read more…

1970

52 years ago

In a race overshadowed by the death of Jochen Rindt the day before, Clay Regazzoni won the Italian Grand Prix Read more…

1971

51 years ago

The 10,000,000th Opel was produced, a Rekord L6 sedan Read more…

1971

51 years ago

The Automobile Association of Great Britain reported that it cost between £8 and £9 a week to run a family car Read more…

1987

35 years ago

The Italian Grand Prixwas won by Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet driving a Williams FW11B Read more…

1990

32 years ago

Renault SA acquired Mack Trucks Inc Read more…

1993

29 years ago

Automakers Renault of France and Volvo of Sweden announced a merger; however, Volvo cancelled the deal the following December Read more…

1997

25 years ago

Large sections of the northbound carriageway of the M1 were closed between London and Althorp, Northamptonshire, to allow for the funeral procession of Diana, Princess of Wales Read more…

1998

24 years ago

Jeff Gordon bagged his sixth victory in the last seven races and won another Winston No Bull 5 $1 million bonus with a win in the Pepsi Southern 500 at Darlington, South Carolina, US Read more…

2001

21 years ago

Ford announced that six Model Ts that replicate the 1914 model would be rebuilt as part of the company’s centennial celebration Read more…

2004

18 years ago

Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay was banned for six months after being clocked driving at more than 100mph Read more…

2005

17 years ago

Italy’s Fiat SpA announced it would launch a new version of its Punto, Fiat’s most popular model Read more…

2015

7 years ago

Lewis Hamilton driving a McLaren led every practice session, led every qualifying session thereby taking pole, led every lap of the race and took fastest lap of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza Read more…

2017

5 years ago

Japan-based Nissan unveiled its latest Leaf car with a capacity to travel nearly 400km between charges Read more…

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