Tag: Fiat

  • 3-9 July: Motoring Milestone

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Roots Oil Motor & Motor Car Company Ltd., was registered in London, England by J D Roots to manufacture Roots & Veneables motorcars [7 July 1897]…….. 110 years ago this week, the first official motor-race meeting (for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4-10 July: Motoring Milestones

    4 -10 July  150 years ago this week, Father George A. Belcourt of Rusticoville, Prince Edward Island, Canada displayed the Ware Steam Car built by Elijah Ware of Bayonne, New Jersey that he had recently purchased – this was the first automobile on the island and is often cited as the first United States-built automobile […]

  • 13-19 June: Motoring Milestones

    13-19 JUNE  Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Canadian Grand Prix, Richard Petty, Fiat Topolino, and the first mobile telephone call 80 years ago this week, 300,000 people gathered on a rainy and fog swept Nürburgring to see the Adac Eifelrennen, the first major race of the year on German soil, the […]

  • 7-13 March: Motoring Milestones

    7-13 March: Motoring Milestones

    7 – 13 March 2016 100 years ago this week, the manufacturing firms of Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto merged to form the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (7th March 1916) The company would later become the Bayerische Motor-Werke (Bavarian Motor Works or BMW). BMW began as a manufacturer of aircraft engines. In 1923, BMW built its first motorcycle […]