Motoring Milestones


Dan Gurney

20-26 November: Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, McLaughlin Motor Car Company Limited was founded in Ontario (Canada) with capital of 5,000 shares valued at…



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6-12 November: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ……. 110 years ago this week, the first track records were set at Brooklands Frank Newton in a 25.6 hp Napier covered the flying 1/2…


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23-29 October: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ……. 100 years ago this week, Dodge began full-scale truck production [25 October 1917]. The first civilian Dodge Brothers’ Commercial was the famous Screenside introduced…


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9-15 October: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history  ……. 120 years ago this week, the editor of Autocar, Henry Sturmey, began the first Land’s End to John o’ Groats motor journey, which…


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2-8 October: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 100 years ago this week, Georg W Houk (51), an automobile wheel manufacturer who introduced Rudge-Whitworth detachable wire wheels in the US, died…


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25 September – 1 October

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 170 years ago this week, the world’s first sale of pneumatic tires was made to Lord Lorane of Albany Park, Guilford, England. The…


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18-24 September: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, nine-year-old Stephen Kempton died, one of the first recorded traffic fatalities in Great Britain [23 September 1897]. Kempton had…


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11-17 September: Motoring MIlestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Arona-Stresa-Arona race was staged, the second ever held in Italy [12 September 1897]…….. 90 years ago this…