Tag: Stirling Moss

  • 18-19 August: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    Discover the momentous motor sports events that took place this weekend in history …… ~18 August~ 1957: Stirling Moss driving a Vanwall 57 won the Pescara Grand Prix, near Pescara, Italy. The race, which was the only Formula One World Championship race at the track, is best remembered for being held at the longest ever […]

  • 21-27 May: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ….. 150 years ago this week, the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company was organised [26 May 1868]…….120 years ago this week, the Nesseldorf Prasident made its test run from Nesseldorf, Moravia to Vienna, Austria [21 May 1898]. This was the first car built in […]

  • 7-13 May Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ….. 150 years ago this week, British statesman and jurist Henry Peter Brougham (89), Baron Brougham and Vaux, died in Cannes, France [7 May 1868]. His name became synonymous with the closed carriage he preferred and has been perpetuated as a type of […]

  • 14-20 August: Motoring Milestones

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 140 years ago this week, Nikolaus Otto was issued with a US patent for his ‘Gas-Motor Engine’, ten days after receiving a German patent for the same – his design defined the modern four-stroke internal combustion engine [14 August 1877]. Otto built his […]

  • 23-29 January: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include Goodyear Tires, Formula 1, South African Grand Prix, Stirling Moss, Stock Car, Rolls-Royce and hybrid cars. 210 years ago this week, Pall Mall in London became the first street in Britain to be illuminated by gaslight [28 January 1807]. Street lighting itself was nothing new. […]

  • 19-20 November: This Weekend on Motor Sport History

    19-20 November ~19~ 1922: Coppa Florio VI run over 432 km of the Medio Madonie circuit on Sicily was won by André Boillot driving a Peugeot in a time of 7 hours 9 minutes.  1954: Ford Robinson was killed during the Carrera Panamerica when his Ferrari crashed at 208 mph on the Tehuantepec straight in […]

  • 9-15 May: Motoring Milestones

    Motoring Milestones 9-15 May Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Stirling Moss, Subaru, George Michael and the Spanish Grand Prix 120 Years ago today, the first horseless carriage show was held in London, featuring just 10 models [9 May 1896]….. 100 Years ago today, Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds agreed to sell […]