Tag: rally

  • 2-8 April: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, thirteen days after selling its first car, the Winton Motor Carriage Company became an international marque, selling a car to John Moodie of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [6 April 1898]. The international sale was a testament to […]

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

    Discover the momentous events that took place this weekend in the history of motor sport ……. ~27 January~ 1904: William K Vanderbilt Jr. reached 92.3 mph in his new 90 HP Mercedes at the Daytona Beach Road Course at Ormond Beach, Florida, surpassing the land speed record established earlier in the month by Henry Ford. […]

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

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place during this weekend in history ……. ~ 13 January ~ 1918: Barney Oldfield won 2 of 3 main events at Ascot in Los Angeles, California, driving the Miller “Golden Submarine”, but with the fully enclosed body removed. 1952: The Interlagos Grand Prix, Brazil was won by Juan […]

  • 8-14 January: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in motoring history ……. 100 years ago this week, Barney Oldfield won 2 of 3 main events at Ascot in Los Angeles, California, driving the Miller “Golden Submarine”, but with the fully enclosed body removed [12 January 1917]……. 70 years ago this week, the last […]

  • 18-19 November: This weekend in Motor Sport History

    Momentous motor sports events that took place during this weekend in history ……. ~18 November~  1916: The American Grand Prize, the last major race before the USA’s entry into World War One caused a cessation of competition, was won by co-drivers Howard Wilcox and Gil Anderson. The pair won $7500. The race was included on the […]

  • 26-27 August: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    ~26 August~ 1909: The Houpt-Rockwell made its debut in the 24-hour race at Brighton Beach, New York, but the car driven by George Robertson failed to finish. 1911: The grandstand collapsed on lap 2 of the Elgin National Trophy in Illinois. The race, run over a 8.47 mile road course, was restarted 35 minutes later […]

  • One-day Autobahn in the U.S.

    Driving four times the posted speed limit is likely to get you arrested — but for one day each year, auto enthusiasts from around the world gather in a small town to push their cars to the limit and legally drive at speeds of more than 180mph. We’re talking about an event known as the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21-22 January: This weekend in Motor Sport History

    ~21 January~ 1911: Twenty-three cars from 11 different locations around Euroep converged on the tiny Principality of Monaco to compete in the first Monte Carlo car rally. Organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco, the challenging race took place along the French Riviera. Results depended not on driving time alone, but on judges’ assessments of […]

  • 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 […]