Tag: automobile

  • 12-18 November: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this weekend in history ….. 110 years ago this week, Oldsmobile became the second company to join General Motors when Olds Motor Works was sold to General Motors [12 November 1908]……..The #Ford Model T made its world show debut at the Olympia Motor Exhibition in London, just…

  • 10-11 November: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history …… ~10 November~ 1968: Jim Hall’s Can-Am driving career was ended by injuries suffered in an accident during the Stardust GP Can-Am race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Denny Hulme in a McLaren M8A-Chevrolet won the race and the championship. 1992: Ford…

  • 5-11 November: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous #motoring events that took place this week in history …… 130 years ago this week, William Steinway, a member of the piano-making family, acquired the rights to build Daimler #cars in the United States [6 November 1888]…….. 110 years ago today, in his most ambitious political effort Democrat Henry #Ford lost a…

  • 3-4 November: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history ……. ~3 November~ 1901: The first motor race in Japan was held. Three #automobiles – each two/three/and four wheelers, were raced in Tokyo. They were American “Thomas Auto-Bi”, “Thomas Auto-Tri”, and a French “Gladiator” quadricycle. The measured speeds were 36 km/h,…

  • 29 October – 4 November: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history …… 110 years ago this week, General Motor purchased Buick Motors for $4,000,000 [29 October 1908]………The first Hupsmobile (cover image) was completed, a Model 20 runabout [1 November 1908]. Hupmobiles were built from 1909 through 1940 by the Hupp Motor Car…

  • 27-28 October: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history …… ~27 October~ 1902: Vincenzo Florio in a Panhard 40HP (5 minutes 21 seconds) won the Padova – Bovolenta race followed by Vincenzo Lancia in a Fiat 34HP and Luigi Storero in a Fiat 12HP. 1957: Buck Baker wrapped up his second…

  • 22-28 October: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history……… 120 years ago this week, Ceirano & Cie, Societe per la Costruzione di Campioni per la Fabbricazione di Vetture Automobil was founded in Turin, Italy – located in a building by the parents of Vincenzo Lancia. This firm would evolve into Fiat SpA [23…

  • 20-21 October: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …….. ~20 October~ 1938: Chris Staniland driving a Multi-Union set an all-time Brooklands (England) record for Class D (under 3,000 cc) of 141.45 mph. 1957: Jack Smith edged Lee Petty to win the 100-mile #NASCAR Grand National event at North Wilkesboro Speedway.…

  • 15-21 October: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …….. 110 years ago this week, the Detroit Fire Department, Michigan received its first motorised fire truck [15 October 1908]……… 80 years ago this week, the Pak-Age-Car delivery van originally conceived by Stutz was introduced by the Aviation & Transportation Corporation, a successor…

  • 13-14 October: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history ….. ~13 October~ 1918: Barney Oldfield, driving the “Golden Submarine” for Will Pickens, raced in his last competitive event, an IMCA sanctioned race on the dirt track in Independence, Missouri, US. 1923: Alvis made its racing debut at Brooklands, with Major Maurice…