Tag: Petty

  • 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 […]

  • 21-22 April: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history ….. ~21 April~ 1900: Carlo Biscaretti drove a Phenix to victory in the first Italian hillclimb, the 5 km Madonna Del Pilone-Pino Toerinese.  1902: William K. Vanderbilt Jr., driving a Mercedes-Simplex at Ablis, France, made land speed record runs of 67.78 mph […]

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

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history….. ~17 February ~ 1901: The first car named Mercedes, made by Daimler, debuted at the Circuit du Sud-OuestFrance. Maurice Farman recorded his first racing victory, winning in a 24-hp Panhard – his brother, Henri Farman, finished second in a 12-hp Darracq. It […]

  • 16-22 October: Motoring Milestones

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, Henry Sturmey completed a 929 mile trip from John O’Groats to Land’s End in his Coventry Daimler, to become the first person to cross Great Britain from end-to-end by automobile [19 October 1897]…….The Pittsburgh Motor Vehicle Company was organised […]