Tag: Rallycross

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

    Discover the momentous events that took place this weekend in the history of motor sport ……. ~3 February~ 1953: Art Chrisman made the first sub-10 second (9.40) run from a rolling start, and the sport’s first 140-mph run, a 140.08 on a ¼ -mile dragstrip at Santa Ana. 1956: Johnny Claes, an English-born racing driver […]

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

    ~4 February~ 1913: Richard John Beattie “Dick” Seaman, one of the greatest British pre-war Grand Prix drivers was born. He famously drove for the Mercedes-Benz team from 1937-1939 in the Mercedes-Benz W154 car, winning the 1938 German Grand Prix. He died of his injuries after his c ar crashed into a tree and caught fire […]

  • 30 January – 5 February: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: rallycross, Daytona, Malcolm Campbell, hillclimb, Toyota and Top Gear. 210 years ago this week, Isaac de Rivaz was issued with a French patent for his explosion motor, an important ancestor of the modern internal combustion engine [30 January 1807]…… 120 years ago this week, the […]