December 2, 1916 – A bloody race in Uniontown

On this day in 1916 a brand new wooden board racetrack in Hopwood, just outside Uniontown, Pennsylvania, opened its gate to welcome spectators to its first race. While racing was particularly dangerous in those days, tragedy struck at Uniontown Speedway before that first race ever happened. During practice in

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November 30, 1960 – The first International Harvester Scout

International Harvester Company was founded during the merger of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, Deering Harvester Company, Milwaukee Harvesting Machine Co.,  Plano Manufacturing Co. and Warder, Bushnell, and Glessner in 1902. While the company initially focused on agricultural machinery, such as large tractors, the business began truck production in 1907

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November 29, 1906 – Lancia is founded

A group of Fiat racing drivers, including Vincenzo Lancia, and his friend Claudio Fogolin, founded Lancia & C. Fabbrica Automobili on this day in 1906 in Turin, Italy. They found commercial success with their first vehicle, the Tipo 51, a 12 hp that remained in production from 1907 through

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