Tag: history

  • 20-21 October: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …….. ~20 October~ 1938: Chris Staniland driving a Multi-Union set an all-time Brooklands (England) record for Class D (under 3,000 cc) of 141.45 mph. 1957: Jack Smith edged Lee Petty to win the 100-mile #NASCAR Grand National event at North Wilkesboro Speedway. […]

  • 1-7 October: Motoring MIlestones

    Discover the momentous motoring vents that tool place this week in history …… 110 years ago this week, the Ford Model T (cover image)was introduced to  the American public, and Ford’s affordable revolution had begun [1 October 1908]. Beginning in 1903, Henry Ford and his engineers struggled for five difficult years to produce a reliable, […]

  • 25-26 August: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history …… ~25 August~ 1927: Lucy O’Reilly Schell finished 12th, driving a Bugatti in the Baule #Grand Prix in France. She was the first, and only, American woman to drive in a Grand Prix. 1935: Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes-Benz W25/35 won the […]

  • 20-26 August: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in #history……. 80 years ago this week, Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes-Benz W154/38 won the Swiss #Grand Prix at Bremgarten [21 August 1938]…….. 70 years ago this week, #NASCAR was forced to ­cancel a number of ­scheduled events due to an outbreak of polio in […]

  • 28-29 July: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in motor sport history …… ~28 July~ 1900: The 837 mile Paris-Toulouse-Paris race, run over three stages, was won by Pierre Levegh, French racing driver, world-class ice hockey & tennis player, driving a 24 hp Mors with pneumatic Michelin tyres. He took a commanding […]

  • 21-22 July: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history ……. ~21 July~ 1904: Louis Rigolly, driving a 15-litre Gobron-Brillie on the Ostend-Newport road in Belgium, became the first man to break the 100 mph barrier in a car by raising the land-speed record to 103.55 mph. 1946: The first post-war speed […]

  • 23-24 June: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that have taken place this weekend in history ……. ~23 June~ 1909: A Ford Model T crossed the finish line in the New York City to Seattle Endurance Race after 22 days and 55 minutes to claim the Guggenheim Cup and a $2,000 first prize. A Shawmut came in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18-24 June: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history …..  75 years ago this week, Simo Lampinen, Finnish former rally driver, and one of the first of the “Flying Finns” who came to dominate the sport, was born [23 June 1943]. Having contracted polio at a young age, Lampinen was left with […]

  • 2-3 June: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history ….. ~2 June~ 1934: Mannin Moar (formally known as II Mannin Moar), a Grand Prix that was held at a street circuit in Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom. It was the twelfth round of the 1934 Grand Prix season, but it […]