Motoring Milestones


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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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12-18 June: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 125 years ago this week, designer George T. Harris demonstrated the steam-powered Harris omnibus in Baltimore, Maryland, US with limited success [12 June…


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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…