Motoring Milestones

15-21 August: Motoring Milestones

15-21 August Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Pontiac, first pedestrian killed in the UK by a car, Formula 1, Land Speed Record, and the Mancunian Way. 120 years ago this week,…


8-14 August: Motoring Milestones

8-14 August Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: James Pollock, Soybean Car, Pikes Peak, Formula 1, and Knight Rider. 120 years ago this week, Ransom E Olds tested his first gasoline-powered…


1-7 August: Motoring Milestones

1-7 August Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: the first British Grand Prix, Jeeps, Lewis Hamilton and  Britain’s first traffic lights. 90 years ago this week, London’s first set of traffic lights, a…


25-31 July: Motoring Milestones

25-31 July Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: Richardson Pan-American Highway Expedition, Jaguar, Bob Dylan, German Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher and the Hindhead Tunnel. 100 years ago this week, Dave Lewis drove…


18-24 July: Motoring Milestones

18-24 July Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: the Weinermobile, German Grand Prix,  Studebaker, James Hunt, Terrorvision and the Mongol Rally 90 years ago this week, Otto Merz, Rudolf Caracciola, and Willy Walb,…


11-17 July: Motoring Milestones

11-17 July Cars, people and events in this week’s Motoring Milestones include: German Grand Prix, Mercedes McLaren, Nigel Mansell, Jaguar and Woodrow Wilson. 100 years ago this week, after being the first sitting President to…


4-10 July: Motoring Milestones

4 -10 July  150 years ago this week, Father George A. Belcourt of Rusticoville, Prince Edward Island, Canada displayed the Ware Steam Car built by Elijah Ware of Bayonne, New Jersey that he had recently…



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…