Tag: Brooklands

  • 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 […]

  • 16-17 June: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~16 June~ 1905: Léon Théry won the Gordon Bennett Elimination Trial in the Auvergne, France, driving a 96 hp (72 kW; 97 PS). 1929: Bentleys swept the first four places at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Just 25 competitors started […]

  • 2-8 April: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, thirteen days after selling its first car, the Winton Motor Carriage Company became an international marque, selling a car to John Moodie of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [6 April 1898]. The international sale was a testament to […]

  • 17-18 June: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    17 June 1904: The Gordon Bennett Cup, formally titled the V Coupe Internationale, was held on the Homberg Circuit in Germany. The race consisted of four laps of the circuit to make the total distance 527km (79.465 miles). Continue Reading → 1907: Brooklands, the first purpose-built banked motor race circuit in the world. officially opened, […]

  • 12-18 June: Motoring Milestones

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 125 years ago this week, designer George T. Harris demonstrated the steam-powered Harris omnibus in Baltimore, Maryland, US with limited success [12 June 1892]…… 110 years ago this week, a phenomenally large entry list of 93 cars for the inaugural Kaiser Prize Race, […]

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

    ~3 June~ 1908: Alfred Velghe, known as Levegh, driving a Mors 28hp car won the Bordeaux-Perigueux-Bordeaux race (195.5 miles), in 4 hours 1 minutes 45 seconds The first stage of the race (72 miles) was accomplished in 1 hour 24 minutes 35 seconds, equal to 51 miles an hour. 1921: Australian Harry Hawker, driving an […]

  • 12-18 December: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Rover cars, Formula One, Clay Regazzoni, Vincent Bendix, and Scion.  225 years ago this week, a traffic regulation in New York City established the first street to go in one direction only, or “One Way,” as the signs said [17 December 1791]…… 135 years ago this […]

  • 5-11 September: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Bridgestone Corporation, Italian Grand Prix, Bub Seven, the first motor race and the Severn Bridge. 120 years ago this week, A.H. Whiting won the first motor race held on a racetrack [7 September 1896]. A crowd of 40,000 people watched Whiting drive a Riker electric car […]