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August 31, 2006 – The oldest licensed race car driver dies at 94
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August 31, 2006 – The oldest licensed race car driver dies at 94

Tom Delaney (motorpunk.co.uk) Cyril Terence Delaney, better known as Tom, raced the same Lea-Francis car from 1930 until just a few months before his death on this day in 2006. At the time of his passing, 94-year-old Delaney held the record for oldest licensed racing driver in the world. Like his father before him, Delaney, of Britain, loved to race automobiles from a young age. He proved to be quite good at it from the get-go. At age 19, in 1930, he began his professional racing career, taking home two trophies that year. With gold under his belt, he never looked back. Even after his passing, his kids and grand kids continue to take his old car to the track for the occasional pounding. For more on racing driver Tom Delaney, check out this article from our friends at motorpunk.co.uk.
August 7, 1937 – Auburn Automobile Company closes
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August 7, 1937 – Auburn Automobile Company closes

An Eckhart Buggy with a 1904 Auburn, the earliest known Auburn automobile The Auburn Automobile Company of Auburn, Indiana grew out of a horse-drawn carriage company founded in 1874 by Charles Eckhart. His sons began automobile production in 1900, but by the end of World War I, could not generate a profit and closed its doors. The pair sold the company to a Chicago investment group who revived the brand, but ran into a similar profitability issues. This led them to approach successful automobile salesman Errett Lobban Cord, better known today as E.L, with an offer to run the company. Cord countered, vying to buy them out. The group accepted and by the end of 1925, Cord took over full control of Auburn. The next year he acquired Duesenberg, then began building Cord automobiles in 1929, ...
August 6, 1932 – A patent request is made for the drive-in theater
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August 6, 1932 – A patent request is made for the drive-in theater

The first drive-in movie theater, located in Camden, NJ On this day in 1932, Richard Hollingshead Jr. applied for a patent for the drive in movie theater. How he came up with his invention is a fairly interesting story, it goes something like this. Hollingshead's mother was supposedly a rather large woman who complained about sitting in uncomfortable movie theater chairs. To appease his mother, he explored methods of improving the movie going experience. In 1928, he began to experiment with a Kodak movie projector to display films on a bed sheet nailed between two trees on the family property in Camden, NJ. Realizing moving furniture inside and out of the home didn't make for a fun chore, he instead pulled the family car in front of the makeshift screen, and voila: he had a drive-in th...
5 Facts – Automotive Firsts
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5 Facts – Automotive Firsts

When it comes to automotive history, there are a lot of firsts to be acknowledged. Today we're taking a fast look at five of those first that forever changed the automobile and transportation as a whole. Which of the following ideas or inventions do you think had the most significant impact on the industry? 1. The First Self Powered Road Vehicle The 1769 Fardier à vapeur In 1769 French engineer and inventor Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot debuted the first self-propelled road vehicle. It was a steam powered military wagon based off the design of fardier, which was a two wheeled cart attached to horses. In lieu of horses, Cugnot's design utilized a third wheel and a steam engine, effectively creating the world's first automobile which was known as the Fardier à vapeur. A larger version buil...
5 Facts About BMW
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5 Facts About BMW

Believe it or not, BMW is more than 100 years old. A lot can happen in a century, and BMW has certainly made the most of their time. Whether you’re a BMW driver, a German car enthusiast, or simply enjoy tidbits of history, these BMW facts will be perfect for your next round of car trivia. 1917 BMW IIIa aircraft engine. By Arjun Sarup - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 BMW started out making warplane engines In German, BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke, translated into English it means Bavarian Motor Works. The company was started during World War I to produce motors for airplanes. Following the war, barred by terms of the Treaty of Versailles, no German company could make warplanes or warplane engines. BMW transitioned into motorcycle production to stay afloat. BMW 3/15PS (1928-19...
Tried And Tested: Celebrity Beauty Products That Actually Work
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Tried And Tested: Celebrity Beauty Products That Actually Work

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When Fame Are Not Enough, Why Celebrities Want To Be Artists
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When Fame Are Not Enough, Why Celebrities Want To Be Artists

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Profits Were Essentially Wiped Out By A Tough Fourth Quarter
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Profits Were Essentially Wiped Out By A Tough Fourth Quarter

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Hollywood Is More Diverse Than Ever. So Why Are The Oscars Still So White?
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Hollywood Is More Diverse Than Ever. So Why Are The Oscars Still So White?

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Travel Advice: How Will Travel Be Affected After Brexit?
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Travel Advice: How Will Travel Be Affected After Brexit?

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