Tag: Alfa Romeo

  • 9-15 October: Motoring Milestones

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history  ……. 120 years ago this week, the editor of Autocar, Henry Sturmey, began the first Land’s End to John o’ Groats motor journey, which took 11 days to complete [9 October 1897]. The actual running time was 93.5 hours over 929 miles, to average […]

  • 31 October – 6 November: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: zebra crossings, Alfa Romeo, Turin Motor Show, and the M5…. read and enjoy! 120 years ago this week, the first motor insurance policy was issued by the General Accident Company in England [2 November 1896]. The annual premium was 30 shillings (£1.50) and the terms […]