Tag: Porsche

  • 28-29 April: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history ….. ~28 April~ 1887: Paul Faussier, President of the Sport Velocipedique Metropolitaine, staged the first automobile race in France, but the only entrant was Georges Bouton in a steam-powered DeDion, Bouton et Trepardoux quadricycle who averaged 14 mph for the nearly 20 […]

  • 25-26 March: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    ~25 March~ 1901: The Mercedes was introduced by Gottlieb Daimler at the five-day “Week of Nice” in Nice, France. Driven by Willhelm Werner, the car dominated the events at the competition. Mercedes cars were conceived at the same venue in Nice two years earlier. After seeing a Daimler car win a race there, businessman Emile […]

  • 22-28 August: Motoring Milestones

    22-28 August Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Cadillac, Porsche, Jaguar, Henry Leland, and the diesel land speed record. 115 years ago this week, the Cadillac Company, named after eighteenth century French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of the city of Detroit, was established [22 August 1901]. Henry Leland, […]

  • PORSCHE 917: THE BEST. EVERYWHERE.

    August 1, 2016 Christopher Fussner 0 Comment Motoring Monday Bought to you by: Motoring History When reflecting on a remarkable life or an epic of events, it is natural to see how the word “fate” can aptly be attributed. The right time, the right place, and the right people becoming perfectly intertwined, resulting in historical […]