Motoring Milestones

20-26 June: MOTORING MILESTONES

20-26 June Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Ayrton Senna, Albert Khan, Ralph DePalma and Aston Martin. 100 years ago this week, Italian-American Ralph DePalma set a flying-mile world record of 35.2…


13-19 June: Motoring Milestones

13-19 JUNE  Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Canadian Grand Prix, Richard Petty, Fiat Topolino, and the first mobile telephone call 80 years ago this week, 300,000 people gathered on a rainy…


6-12 June: Motoring Milestones

6 – 12 June Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Louis Chevrolet, Preston By-Pass, Speed Bumps, Tim Richmond, and the Mercedes C111-IID.  110 years ago this week, the New York Times reported…



22-29 May: Motoring Milestones

22-29 May Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Riley cars, Barney Oldfield, Austin Motor Company, Formula 1, and the Indianapolis 500. 120 years ago this week, William Riley Junior founded the…


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…


9-15 May: Motoring Milestones

Motoring Milestones 9-15 May Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Stirling Moss, Subaru, George Michael and the Spanish Grand Prix 120 Years ago today, the first horseless carriage show was held…


2-8 May: Motoring Milestones

MOTORING MILESTONES 2-8 May Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Aston Martin, John Watson, Targa Florio, Formula One, Damon Hill and Vauxhall….  120 years ago this week, the first horseless carriage…


25 April – 1 May: Motoring Milestones

MOTORING MILESTONES 25 April – 1 May Cars and people in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Higham-Thomas Special Babs, UAW, Ford GT40, Park-O-Meter, New York Auto Show and Formula 1. 190 years ago this week,…


18-24 April: Motoring Milestones

18-24 April Cars and people in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Pierre Curie, CLEVER car, Peugeot, Vespa scooter, Cadillac, Corvette, and Maserati 110 years ago this week, Nobel Prize winning scientist Pierre Curie (46) died…