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…


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)…






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…



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,…