Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.
112 years ago
Born on this day, Robert Beverley Evans, an automobile industry executive who founded Evans Industries and also became chairman of American Motors Corporation (AMC).
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98 years ago
Born on this day, John William "Jack" Odell, English inventor of Matchbox toys and the engineer responsible for their unique design.He joined with partners Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith to form Lesney Products. The company initially made small products for cars such as dashboards and doorhandles. Continue Reading →
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75 years ago
Born on this day, Vern Schuppan, Australian motor racing driver. Schuppan drove in various categories, participating in Formula One, the Indianapolis 500 and most successfully in sports car racing. Schuppan's biggest career victory was with the factory backed Rothmans Porsche team when he partnered Americans Hurley Haywood and Al Holbert to win the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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54 years ago
Born on this day, Nicola Larini, a racing driver from Italy. He participated in 75 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on September 6, 1987. He finished second in the tragic 1994 San Marino Grand Prix on a substitute outing for Ferrari, but only scored points once more in his career. Continue Reading →
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48 years ago