Tag: Jim clark

  • 14-15 July: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~14 July~ 1900: Miss Wemblyn, driving a 6-hp Panhard et Levassor, won the special Ladies Race in Ranelagh – although for women only, this race is often cited as the first female racing victory in Great Britain. 1935: Rudolf Caracciola driving […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11-17 June: Motoring Milestones

    120 years ago this week, the first regular motorised mail service in Great Britain began between Inveraray and Ardrishaig, Argyllshire, Scotland, using Coventry-built Daimlers [17 June 1898]……. 110 years ago this week, the single bore Rotherhithe Tunnel (1,481 m) under the River Thames in East London (UK), connecting Limehouse in the London Borough of Tower […]

  • 9-15 April: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 130 years ago today, Henry Ford married Clara Bryant Ford in Greenfield, Michigan, on her 22nd birthday. Clara described her intended to her parents as “quiet, pleasant, keen-minded, and sensible” [11 April 1888]. When Clara Bryant married Henry Ford, he was […]

  • 2-8 April: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, thirteen days after selling its first car, the Winton Motor Carriage Company became an international marque, selling a car to John Moodie of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [6 April 1898]. The international sale was a testament to […]

  • 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 […]