Tag: Rolls Royce

  • 26 March – 1 April: Motoring Milestone

    Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history … 120 years ago this week, the Winton Motor Carriage Company completed its first sale as Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania, US received a one cylinder Winton phaeton [1 April 1898]……90 years ago this week, Tazio Nuvolari driving a Bugatti T35C […]

  • 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, […]

  • 7-13 August: Motoring Milestones

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland was founded by C Harrington Moore and Frederick Simms, and held its first meeting at Whitehall Court in London [10 August 1897]. The club evolved into the Royal Automobile Club […]

  • 10-16 April Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: world land speed record, Volvo, Trans-Am and Formula One. 210 years ago this week, Isaac de Rivaz of Switzerland test drove his road carriage powered by an internal combustion engine [10 April 1807]. The engine has a claim to be the world’s first internal combustion […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19-25 December: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Ford Capri, M4, Sunbeam, Rolls Royce, Minardi, and Formula 1. 90 years ago this week, the first US built Rolls Royce Phantom I was completed and delivered to Harry C Orndorff of Rhode, Island [21 December 1926]. Like the Silver Ghost, the Phantom was constructed […]