July 28, 2018

    Brooklands Race Track

    By / July 28, 2018

    Brooklands was the world’s first purpose built motor circuit, opened in 1907 near Weybridge in Surrey, England. The idea was conceived and followed through by an entrepreneur named Hugh F. Locke King. After the Motor Car Act 1903 Britain installed a 20mph speed limit across all of its public roads. In a time where over… Read more

    Gordon Bennett! Part 1

    By / July 28, 2018

    When talking about the beginnings of competitive motor racing, one name stands out above many, Gordon Bennett. The Gordon Bennett Cup was a trophy that was used for several different types of race, from yachts to airplanes, the trophy became the revered prize for any go getting racer. The cups for each sport hold their… Read more

    The Tale of the Thrust SSC

    By / July 21, 2018

    The land speed record is fairly self explanatory; it’s the highest recorded speed that has been achieved by somebody using a vehicle on land. The record attempts are officiated by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile or FIA for short. The FIA is the governing body for many racing events all over the world, along with… Read more

    The Worlds First Motor Race

    By / July 4, 2018

    In the summer of 1894, the world saw its first fully fledged automobile race, the Paris-Rouen ‘Competition for Horseless Carriages’. The race was organised by Pierre Giffard, the Editor of Le Petit Journal; a Parisian daily newspaper than ran from 1863 to 1944. The paper was known for setting up competitions to help boost sales… Read more

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