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.
159 years ago
Born on this day, Richard Henry Lea, who with Graham Inglesby Francis started a business in Coventry in 1895. They branched out into car manufacture in 1903 and motorcycles in 1911. Lea-Francis built cars under licence for the Singer company and in 1919 they started to build their own cars from bought-in components. Continue Reading →
137 years ago
Born on this day, Roy Chapin, Sr., an American industrialist and cofounder of Hudson Motor Company, the predecessor to American Motors. He also served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from August 8, 1932, to March 3, 1933, in the last months of the administration of President Herbert Hoover.
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126 years ago
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71 years ago
Born on this day, Alberto Colombo, former racing driver from Italy. He unsuccessfully entered three Formula One Grands Prix in 1978 with ATS. He won the 1974 Italian Formula Three Championship and also enjoyed some success in F2.Show Article
68 years ago
64 years ago
Born on this day, Satoru Nakajima, the first Japanese Formula 1 driver. His debut came after winning five domestic F2 titles and running comprehensive tests in Japan with a Williams chassis in 1985 to develop the Honda engine. After a year in the European F2 Championship with Ralt-Honda and he landed the second Lotus drive alongside Ayrton Senna in 1987, fully backed by Honda and scoring a total of seven points that year. Continue Reading →
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