Tag: Triumph

  • 17-23 September: Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ……… 110 years ago this week, the Italian Zust arrived in Paris, 49 days after the victorious Thomas Flyer (cover image) as the third and last of the 6 starters to complete the New York to Paris Race [17 September 1908]…….George E Daniels […]

  • 14-20 May Motoring Milestones

    Discover the momentous motoring events that took place this week in history ….. 110 years ago this week, the Fryckman automobile was unveiled in Souris, North Dakota, US [15 May 1908]…….. Middlesex County Automobile Club became the first organisation in Britain to receive written permission, from the Commissioner of Police, to hold a motoring competition […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 October – 6 November: Motoring Milestones

    Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: zebra crossings, Alfa Romeo, Turin Motor Show, and the M5…. read and enjoy! 120 years ago this week, the first motor insurance policy was issued by the General Accident Company in England [2 November 1896]. The annual premium was 30 shillings (£1.50) and the terms […]

  • 16-22 May: Motoring Milestones

    16-22 May 110 years ago this week, Louis Henry Perlman of New York City applied for a patent for his invention of the demountable tire-carrying rim, similar to those used on today’s cars, but wider [21 May 1906]. The patent was issued 4 February 1913 (U.S. No. 1,052,270). Perlamn’s innovation that made possible the spare […]