Tag: driving

  • 26 June – 2 July: Motoring Milestones

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, a German-built Benz Velo, appearing at the Grand Forks parade to promote cigars, became the first automobile to be driven in North Dakota, US [28 June 1897]…… 110 years ago this week, Mongini and Zach covered 1,037 miles […]

  • 17-23 April: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: NASCAR, Lamborghini, Targa Florio, and Volvo. 120 years ago this week, Ernest Estcourt took delivery of the first ‘production’ car from the Daimler Motor Company, Coventry and drove it home to Hampstead in London [20 April 1897]. His journey took 10.5 hours, including stops for […]

  • 13-18 February: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: J. Frank Duryea, driving licences, Hore-Belisha, Mercedes, and Chevrolet Corvette… 90 years ago this week, Ford standardised 21-inch wheels on all Model T cars [14 February 1927]…. During the Ninety Mile Beach 5 lap handicap race, a non-competing car hurtled down the beach and collided […]

  • 24-30 October: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: M25, Margaret Thatcher, Craig Breedlove, Queen Elizabeth II and Ford Taurus. 80 years ago this week, the 3,000,000th Buick was presented to Arthur Lee Newton, President of the Glidden Buick Corporation in New York City, the marque’s largest dealer [25 October 1936]…… 70 years ago […]