Tag: Indy 500

  • 28 May – 2 June: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ….. 110 years ago this week, a Great Chadwick Six driven by Willi Haupt became the first supercharged car to win a speed hillclimb, when it broke the record at Giant’s Despair, Pennsylvania, covering the one mile climb in 1 minute 38.4 seconds […]

  • 27-28 May: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    ~27 May~ 1905: White’s ‘Whistling Billy’ steam car made its racing debut, with Webb Jay winning the opening 10-mile race at Chicago’s Harlem Racetrack. Arguably the most famous steam car ever produced, ‘Whistling Billy’ was one of the fastest cars of the American dirt track races in the early 20th century, before being all but […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10-16 October: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Vanderbilt Trophy, Damon Hill, Jaguar, Jensen and Henry Ford. 115 years ago this week, in the early days of the automobile, it was not the practical uses of the new invention that attracted the most widespread attention, but rather the thrill of motor sports . […]