Tag: Renault

  • 5-11 March: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, the 140 mile (227 km) Marseille to Nice trial began. It was won the following day by Fernand Charron in a Panhard 6 hp [6 March 1898]…….110 years ago this week, in the US, Cincinnati’s mayor, […]

  • 26 February – 4 March: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 100 years ago this week, the Fruehauf Trailer Company was incorporated in Michigan by company founder August Charles Fruehauf [27 February 1918]. A blacksmith and carriage builder in the Detroit area, he built a boat trailer at the request of a […]

  • 6-7 January: This Weekend Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place during this weekend in history ……. ~6 January~ 1958: Vincenzo Florio (75), Italian industrialist in the wine industry of Sicily, famous for establishing the the Targa Florio road race, died in Epernay, France. The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held in the mountains […]

  • 18-24 December: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ……. 100 years ago this week, the Detroiter Motor Car Company was declared bankrupt [18 December 1917]…… 80 years ago this week, the Lincoln Tunnel in New York opened to traffic, passing 1.5 miles under the Hudson River and connecting Weehawken, New Jersey, and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13-19 March: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: the first armoured truck holdup in US history, Ford’s electric Commuta, Ferrari F40, and Britain’s worst motorway crash. 110 years ago this week, the Chadwick Engineering Works was incorporated in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US [7 March 1907]. By 1906 Lee Chadwick had manufactured a total of […]

  • 14-20 November: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: speed records, Cord, Vanderbilt Cup, Art Afron’s Green Monster, Georges Besse, Renault, and Formula 1. 120 years ago this week, a red-letter day in the history of British motoring saw the Emancipation Run from London to Brighton to celebrate the passing into law of the […]