Motoring Milestones

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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…


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15-21 May: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 230 years ago this week, The Maryland House of Delegates (US) issued a patent to Oliver Evans for his ‘Steam Carriage‘ [18 May…


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8-13 May: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Pope Manufacturing Company unveiled its first automobiles in what is often cited as the world’s first automotive…


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1-7 May: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 170 years ago this week, Robert W. Thomson of Adelphi, Middlesex, England was issued the first US patent for “Rubber Tyres” (No. 5104)…


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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,…