Category Cars

It’s January 1966 and the future of the Monte Carlo rally is put into doubt.

January 22, 2018 · by talkinghistory2013 · in 20th century, 20th century conflict, 20th century sport, Cars · Leave a comment ·Edit It was in 1909 that, at the ‘request’ of Prince Albert of Monaco, the Automobile Club de Monaco started planning a car rally.  The participants would start at points all over Europe and […]

Red Flag Day for Cars

I suspect that many of you reading the following story will have experienced a similar situation – or even committed it – travelling quicker than you should do on a public road. In the 19th century Britain posted many Acts as life changed – the Locomotives on Highways Act in 1861; the Locomotive Act in […]

This man was no bodies’ fool

The 1st April gives us a chance to do all sorts of foolish things – well until noon time anyway – but on this day in 1913 Henry Ford was not fooling around. It was on that day that he started an assembly line to make motors. He later wrote: ‘A Ford car contains about […]