Tag: Cadillac

  • 29 May- 4 June: Motoring Milestones

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Erie & Sturgis gasoline carriage designed and built by James Philip Erie and Samuel D Sturgis was given its first test drive in Los Angeles, California [30 May 1897]…. on the same day [30 May 1897] Barney […]

  • 21-28 November: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Elvis Presley, Cadillac Fleetwood, Alain Prost, and Inspector Morse. 190 years ago this week, the Blanchard steam carriage was successfully tested in Springfield, Massachusetts by designer Thomas Blanchard [22 November 1826]….. 180 years ago this week, John McAdam (80), Scottish engineer who introduced the ‘macadamising’ system […]

  • 22-28 August: Motoring Milestones

    22-28 August Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Cadillac, Porsche, Jaguar, Henry Leland, and the diesel land speed record. 115 years ago this week, the Cadillac Company, named after eighteenth century French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of the city of Detroit, was established [22 August 1901]. Henry Leland, […]