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17-23 July: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 100 years ago this week, Rapp-Motorenwerke was renamed Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH (BMW) [21 July 1907]…… 90 years ago this week, the Mercedes-Benz…


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10-16 July: Motoring Milestones

170 years ago this week, Georg Lankensperger (67), the German wheelwright who invented the steering mechanism that is today known as Ackermann steering geometry, died He patented the invention in Germany, but his agent Rudolph…


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3-9 July: Motoring Milestone

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Roots Oil Motor & Motor Car Company Ltd., was registered in London, England by J D Roots…


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26 June – 2 July: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, a German-built Benz Velo, appearing at the Grand Forks parade to promote cigars, became the first automobile to…


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19-25 June: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 110 years ago this week, the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost began its 15,000 Miles Official Trial [21 June 1907]……. 90 years ago this week,…


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5-11 June: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 130 years ago this week, Hammersmith Bridge in London was officially opened [10 June 1887]……… 120 years ago this week, Sutton & Company…


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29 May- 4 June: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Erie & Sturgis gasoline carriage designed and built by James Philip Erie and Samuel D Sturgis was…


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22-28 May: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the western Blackwall Tunnel, part of the A102, designed by Sir Alexander Binnie and built by S. Pearson…



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24 – 30 April: Motoring Milestones

130 years ago this week, the first motor car race in history took place, the Neuilly-Versailles-Neuilly, a distance of 20 miles, organised by the journalist Fossier. Compte de Dion and his steam tricycle completed the…


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17-23 April: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: NASCAR, Lamborghini, Targa Florio, and Volvo. 120 years ago this week, Ernest Estcourt took delivery of the first ‘production’ car from the Daimler Motor Company,…


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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…


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3-9 April: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Jack Kerouac, Charles Rolls, Formula 1 and Goodyear tires. 130 years ago this week, Lucius D Copeland of Phoenix, Arizona, US was issued with a…


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27 March – 2 April: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones includes: Mille Miglia, Vauxhall, Tucker and MG cars. 110 years ago this week, Vauxhall Motors Ltd was registered in Great Britain [27 March 1907]. The first…




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13-19 March: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Formula 1, Lamborghini, Winton, Maserati, and the Chevrolet Corvette. 120 years ago this week, Emile Levassor (54) died from complications arising from injuries suffered near…




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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…



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Classic Car Storage: At Home vs. Using a Unit

It’s never easy leaving your pride and joy in the dark for a long period of time. Whether you’re laying up your classic car over the rainy autumn and icy winter, or simply travelling away…


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20-26 February: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Formula 1, flying cars, Spyker, Pontiac Firebird and Seinfeld. 180 years ago this week, Thomas Davenport, of Brandon, Vermont, US, received a patent for an…


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6-12 February: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: GM sit down strike, Porsche, Swedish Grand Prix, Wolseley Motors, and Chicago Auto Show. 100 years ago this week, Glenn H. Curtiss unveiled his Autoplane,…



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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…


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16-22 January: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include…. Ford, Riverside International Raceway, Stirling Moss, Zhongnanshan Tunnel and AC Cobra. 110 years ago this week, the Hispåno-Suiza was introduced in England at the Midland…



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9-15 January: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include…. Soybean car, Ford Model T truck, Auto Workers Union, Edsel, Pontiac, and Jim Clark. 110 years ago this week, the Luverne Automobile Company was incorporated…




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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…


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12-18 December: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Rover cars, Formula One, Clay Regazzoni, Vincent Bendix, and Scion.  225 years ago this week, a traffic regulation in New York City established the first street…


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6 CAR BATTERY MAINTENANCE STEPS & TIPS

Car Battery Caring for your car battery is vital and should not be neglected. Not only will it extend the life of your battery, saving costs, but it would also prevent any unexpected interruptions when…



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5 – 11 December: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Genetral Motors, A1GP, Hispano-Suiza, leaded fuel, Hudson Jet and the Ford Model A. 155 years ago this week, legendary American industrialist William Crapo Durant was born…



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21-28 November: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Elvis Presley, Cadillac Fleetwood, Alain Prost, and Inspector Morse. 190 years ago this week, the Blanchard steam carriage was successfully tested in Springfield, Massachusetts by designer…


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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…


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7 – 13 November: Motoring Milestones

Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Hillman Hunter, Oakland Bat Bridge, US Route 66, first drive-in bank, and Spaghetti junction. 120 years ago this week, the Arnold prototype, a German-made Benz…









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World’s Most Hair-Pinned Roads

John Alex People who love to travel are mostly quite brave and adventurous. They will love to get to a road which is tricky and can stop your breath for a while. Driving on a…


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15 OF THE CRAZIEST ROADS IN THE WORLD

John Alex Going for a long drive might be the most enjoyable activity for those who love to spend time doing adventures. Because we often choose uncommon tracks to go for a drive with loved…