Tag: British Grand Prix

  • 15-16 July: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    ~ 15 July ~ 1911: Jake DeRosier, on an Indian, defeated Charlie Collier, on a Matchless, in a 10 lap (22 mile) motorcycle race at Brooklands, England. He was one of the first factory-backed motorcycle racers of the early 20th Century. He rode for Indian and then Excelsior, and was the fastest rider in the […]

  • 1-7 August: Motoring Milestones

    1-7 August Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: the first British Grand Prix, Jeeps, Lewis Hamilton and  Britain’s first traffic lights. 90 years ago this week, London’s first set of traffic lights, a manually operated set of red, amber and green lights came into operation at the junction of St James and Piccadilly [2 […]

  • 6-12 June: Motoring Milestones

    6 – 12 June Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Louis Chevrolet, Preston By-Pass, Speed Bumps, Tim Richmond, and the Mercedes C111-IID.  110 years ago this week, the New York Times reported [7 June 1906] on an early implementation of what might be considered speed bumps in the US town of Chatham, […]