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1957 – The ‘Edsel’.

4 September

After a year long publicity drive the Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.

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1894 – The Paris-Rouen motor race

22 July

Paris–Rouen, Le Petit Journal Horseless Carriages Contest, was a pioneering city-to-city motoring competition held on this day in 1894 which is sometimes described as the world’s first competitive motor race. Continue reading “1894 – The Paris-Rouen motor race”

1918 – General Motors acquires Chevrolet

2 May

General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware as part of a reverse merger on this day in 1918. Continue reading “1918 – General Motors acquires Chevrolet”

1964 – Ford Mustang is introduced to the North American market

17 April

The Ford Mustang is an American automobile manufactured by Ford Motor Company USA. Continue reading “1964 – Ford Mustang is introduced to the North American market”

1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place

21 January

The Monte Carlo Rally, officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo, is a rallying event organised each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco which also organises the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. Continue reading “1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place”

1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile

21 January

Adam Opel AG is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Rüsselsheim, Hesse, Germany, and a subsidiary of General Motors Company. Continue reading “1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile”

1924 – The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England

19 December

The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost refers both to a car model and to one specific car from that series. Continue reading “1924 – The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England”

1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the ‘first’ moving assembly line

1 December

The assembly line developed for the Ford Model T began operation on this day in 1913. It had immense influence on the world. Continue reading “1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the ‘first’ moving assembly line”

1959 – Ford announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel

The Edsel was an automobile marque that was planned, developed, and manufactured by the Ford Motor Company during the 1958, 1959, and 1960 model years. Continue reading “1959 – Ford announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel”

1911 – Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market

3 November

Chevrolet colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM). Continue reading “1911 – Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market”

1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T

27 September – On this day

The Ford Model T is an automobile that was produced by Ford Motor Company from 1 October, 1908, to 26 May, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford’s efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting. Continue reading “1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T”

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