Tag: motoring

  • 5-11 November: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous #motoring events that took place this week in history …… 130 years ago this week, William Steinway, a member of the piano-making family, acquired the rights to build Daimler #cars in the United States [6 November 1888]…….. 110 years ago today, in his most ambitious political effort Democrat Henry #Ford lost a […]

  • 3-4 November: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the most momentous motor sporting events that took place this weekend in history ……. ~3 November~ 1901: The first motor race in Japan was held. Three #automobiles – each two/three/and four wheelers, were raced in Tokyo. They were American “Thomas Auto-Bi”, “Thomas Auto-Tri”, and a French “Gladiator” quadricycle. The measured speeds were 36 km/h, […]

  • 29 October – 4 November: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history …… 110 years ago this week, General Motor purchased Buick Motors for $4,000,000 [29 October 1908]………The first Hupsmobile (cover image) was completed, a Model 20 runabout [1 November 1908]. Hupmobiles were built from 1909 through 1940 by the Hupp Motor Car […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20-21 October: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …….. ~20 October~ 1938: Chris Staniland driving a Multi-Union set an all-time Brooklands (England) record for Class D (under 3,000 cc) of 141.45 mph. 1957: Jack Smith edged Lee Petty to win the 100-mile #NASCAR Grand National event at North Wilkesboro Speedway. […]

  • 24-30 September: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the most momentous #motoring events that took place this week in history ……. 130 years ago this week, Car enthusiast William Steinway (of Steinway piano fame) concluded licensing negotiations with Gottlieb Daimler, gaining permission to manufacture Daimler #cars in the US [29 September 1888]. He founded the Daimler Motor Company, New York and began […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3-9 September: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous #motoring events that took place this week in history…….   90 years ago this week, figures released showed that an average of three people a day died on London’s roads from April to June in 1928 [5 September 1928]…….Mr J. K. Robertson, an engineer, successfully completed a 25,000-mile trial of his invention […]