Motoring Milestones

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4-10 September: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, London taxi driver George Smith, an employee of the Electric Cab Company, drove into the frontage of a…


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14-20 August: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 140 years ago this week, Nikolaus Otto was issued with a US patent for his ‘Gas-Motor Engine’, ten days after receiving a German…


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21-27 August: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 400 years ago this week, the first one-way streets were established in London [23 August 1617] . An Act of Common Council was…


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7-13 August: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland was founded by C Harrington Moore and Frederick Simms, and…



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24-30 July: Motoring Milestones

Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ….. 120 years ago this week, the Paris-Dieppe Race from Saint-Germains to Dieppe, a distance of 106 miles, was won by Bollee driven by…


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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…