James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading

Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record

On December 18th 1898, French driving enthusiast Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record (world record) of 39.24 miles (62.78 kilo-meters) per hour on the 2-kilometre course at Acheres, France. Continue reading

Bennett Trophy: International Road Race

James Gorden Bennett offered up the Prize and the Automobile Club de France organized the International Road Race, 3 national automobile clubs competed for the Prize. Continue reading

First Motorcycle designed as a motor vehicle

A total of 3 Indian Motorcycles were built in 1901 and on June 1st were publicly Demonstrated at a hill-climbing exhibition. Continue reading

Saab Introduced Headlight Wipers

Swedish carmaker Saab-Scania Aktiebolag introduced the headlight washer/wiper in its Sonett ill model Continue reading

Cosmo Sport 110S L1OA Coupe Had Rotary Engine

The Cosmo Sport 110S L1OA coupe was introduced in 1967 with a rotary engine Continue reading

Construction of the Holland Tunnel

Construction of the Holland Tunnel began on October 12, 1920 that runs between New York, NY, and Jersey City, NJ, USA, beneath the Hudson River. Continue reading

First American Woman to Motorcycle to Argentina

Catharine Rambeau, a 54-year-old grandmother from Michigan, USA was the first woman to motorcycle Continue reading

Nissan Motor Company Exports to USA

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan was the first Japanese auto manufacturer to export cars to the U.S.A. in 1958. Continue reading

Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System Opens

The first rental car business opened at a used car lot in Chicago, IL, USA in 1918 where it was later purchased by John D. Hertz. Continue reading