Tag: Mansell

  • 29-30 September: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place on this weekend in history ……. ~29 September~ 1935: The Czech Grand Prix was the last major event of the season and with Mercedes staying away, it was a straight battle between Auto Union and Scuderia Ferrari. Bernd Rosemeyer won for Auto Union with three Ferraris […]

  • 22-23 September: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history …… ~22 September~ 1906: The Vanderbilt Elimination Race was run over ten laps on a 29-mile course near Westbury, Long Island, New York, to decide which five #cars would represent the United States in the international 1906 Vanderbilt Cup. “Crowded excursion […]

  • 6-7 January: This Weekend Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place during this weekend in history ……. ~6 January~ 1958: Vincenzo Florio (75), Italian industrialist in the wine industry of Sicily, famous for establishing the the Targa Florio road race, died in Epernay, France. The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held in the mountains […]

  • 10-16 July: Motoring Milestones

    170 years ago this week, Georg Lankensperger (67), the German wheelwright who invented the steering mechanism that is today known as Ackermann steering geometry, died He patented the invention in Germany, but his agent Rudolph Ackermann filed for the patent in the U.K [11 July 1847]……. 120 years ago this week, Harry A Knox filed […]