Tag: motor sports

  • 10-11 November: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history …… ~10 November~ 1968: Jim Hall’s Can-Am driving career was ended by injuries suffered in an accident during the Stardust GP Can-Am race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Denny Hulme in a McLaren M8A-Chevrolet won the race and the championship. 1992: Ford […]

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

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history …… ~27 October~ 1902: Vincenzo Florio in a Panhard 40HP (5 minutes 21 seconds) won the Padova – Bovolenta race followed by Vincenzo Lancia in a Fiat 34HP and Luigi Storero in a Fiat 12HP. 1957: Buck Baker wrapped up his second […]

  • 22-28 October: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history……… 120 years ago this week, Ceirano & Cie, Societe per la Costruzione di Campioni per la Fabbricazione di Vetture Automobil was founded in Turin, Italy – located in a building by the parents of Vincenzo Lancia. This firm would evolve into Fiat SpA [23 […]

  • 13-14 October: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history ….. ~13 October~ 1918: Barney Oldfield, driving the “Golden Submarine” for Will Pickens, raced in his last competitive event, an IMCA sanctioned race on the dirt track in Independence, Missouri, US. 1923: Alvis made its racing debut at Brooklands, with Major Maurice […]

  • 15-16 September: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history …… ~15 September~ 1888: The birth of one of Italy’s early motorsport heroes, Antonio Ascari, in Bonferraro. Starting out as a mechanic, he took on an Alfa Romeo franchise and from graduated into driving. He began racing cars at the top levels […]

  • 8-9 September: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sporting events that took place on this weekend in history …. ~ 8 September~ 1912: American motorcyle rider Eddie Hasha (19) was killed whilst racing at the New Jersey Motordome near Atlantic City. The accident also killed 4 boys and injured 10 more people.The press started calling the short 1/4 and […]

  • 4-5 August: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sport events that took place this weekend in history …… ~4 August~ 1951: Ibsley Circuit, situated at RAF Ibsley, on the Fordingbridge to Ringwood Road in Hampshire, UK, staged its first car meeting. Organised by the West Hants & Dorset Car Club (WH&DCC) on a track which Autosport described as “tricky […]

  • 23-29 July: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ……. 160 years ago this week, Peugeot Freres registered its “lion with or without arrows” trademark, a logo widely used in later years on its automobiles [26 July 1858]….. 140 years ago this week, the Green Bay-Madison steam automobile race in Wisconsin, US […]

  • 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 […]