Motoring Milestones

16-22 April Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 110 years ago this week, the first Oakland car (cover image) was sold to a private owner [16 April 1908]. As…


9-15 April: Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 130 years ago today, Henry Ford married Clara Bryant Ford in Greenfield, Michigan, on her 22nd birthday. Clara described her intended…


2-8 April: Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, thirteen days after selling its first car, the Winton Motor Carriage Company became an international marque,…


19-25 March: Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history …….   120 years ago this week, Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built motor…


26 March – 1 April: Motoring Milestone

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history … 120 years ago this week, the Winton Motor Carriage Company completed its first sale as Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania,…


12-18 March: Motoring Milestone

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, the South African Motor Car Company began offering round trip bus excursions from Cape Town to…


5-11 March: Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 120 years ago this week, the 140 mile (227 km) Marseille to Nice trial began. It was won the following day…


26 February – 4 March: Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 100 years ago this week, the Fruehauf Trailer Company was incorporated in Michigan by company founder August Charles Fruehauf [27 February…


19 – 25 February: Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 90 years ago this week, driving the British built and designed 12 cylinder, 22.3 litre, 450 hp Bluebird at Daytona Beach,…


12-18 February: Motoring Milestones

Discover the momentous motoring events that have taken place this week in history ……. 120 Years ago this week, the first car crash resulting in a fatality happened when the steering gear failed on Henry…