Tag: motorsport

  • Good Sportsmanship in Motor Sport Competition

    Motorsport is a competitive event that tests the skill and agility of drivers as they race around a track. It can be an exciting and adrenaline-pumping experience, but it is also important to remember that motorsport is a sport that should be played fairly. There is a long-standing debate in the competitive world of racing […]

  • 10-11 February: This weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history…… ~10 February ~ 1901: Henri Farman recorded his first racing victory, winning the Pau-Peyrehorade-Pau road race for touring cars in an 8 hp Darracq. 1952: Daytona native Marshall Teague won the NASCAR Grand National race on the 4.1 mile beach and road […]

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

    ~29 April~ 1899: A car named La Jamais Contente driven by Camille Jenatzy became the first vehicle to go over 100 km/h (62 mph) at Achères, Yvelines near Paris, France. The alloy torpedo–shaped electric vehicle which set a land speed record of 65.79 mph (105.88 k/h) had two direct drive Postel-Vinay 25 kW motors, running […]

  • 28-29 January: This weekend in Motor Sport History

    ~28~ 1927: The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce driving an AC Six car (PF6465) borrowed from Selwyn Edge, departed from Monte Carlo on an 8,000 miles (12,875 km) endurance trial through Italy, Sicily, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, and France. There, she drove the car 1,000 miles (1609 km) around the Montlhéry oval circuit near Paris, and then […]

  • 17-18 December: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    17-18 December: This Weekend in Motor Sport History ~17th~ 1968: The London-Sydney Rally which had started from the Crystal Palace racing circuit in London at 2pm on Sunday, November 24th 1968, finished at Warwick Farm (an outer Sydney suburb), in Australia. Roger Clark established an early lead through the first genuinely treacherous leg, from Sivas […]