Tag: Land Speed Record

  • 13-19 November: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ……. 110 years ago this week, the Napier Motor Car Company of America, located in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts was dissolved [18 November 1907]. The firm was reorganised in 1909 but production of the American Napier ended in 1912……. 90 years ago this week, […]

  • 22-28 August: Motoring Milestones

    22-28 August Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Cadillac, Porsche, Jaguar, Henry Leland, and the diesel land speed record. 115 years ago this week, the Cadillac Company, named after eighteenth century French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of the city of Detroit, was established [22 August 1901]. Henry Leland, […]

  • 15-21 August: Motoring Milestones

    15-21 August Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Pontiac, first pedestrian killed in the UK by a car, Formula 1, Land Speed Record, and the Mancunian Way. 120 years ago this week, housewife Mrs Driscoll (44) travelling from Old Town, Croydon to a folk-dancing display in Crystal Palace, became the first pedestrian […]