March 26, 2008 – Ford sells Jaguar & Land Rover

Tata Motors, a part of Indian conglomerate Tata Group, closed a deal to purchase Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor Company on this day in 2008 for $2.3 billion. This was about half of what Ford purchased them for several years earlier. Under the terms of the deal,

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March 25, 1982 – Danica Patrick is born

Danica Patrick, the most successful woman in open wheel racing, was born on this day in 1982. Patrick has raced in numerous circuits, including Indy and NASCAR, both of which she found success in. Some highlights of her career include her win at the 2008 Indy Japan 300, which

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March 23, 1921 – Daredevil Donald Campbell is born

Malcolm Campbell  was an English race car driver and daredevil who snagged 13 land and water speed records during the 1920s and 1930s in the famous Bluebird cars and boats. His son Donald, born on this day in 1921, followed in his father’s footsteps, starting with speed trials in

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March 22, 1983 – AM General wins HUMVEE contract

In 1979, the U.S. Army drafted final specifications for a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV for short, better known as Humvee. They released them to firm, hoping to find a company to build replacements for the military’s existing troop transports. A total of 61 companies showed initial

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March 21,1920- NASCAR pioneer Fonty Flock is born

Truman Fontello “Fonty” Flock, brother of NASCAR pioneers Tim Flock, Bob Flock, and the second female NASCAR driver Ethel Mobley, was born on this day in 1920. Fonty fell in line with his siblings, becoming an early great on the young racing circuit. Flock and his siblings grew up

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March 20, 1988 – The last Pontiac Fiero

The last Pontiac Fiero, a mid-engined sports car that had been built by General Motors since 1983, left the assembly line on this day in 1988. The Fiero was the first two-seat Pontiac produced since 1938 and it was the first, mass-produced mid-engine sports car to come from a

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March 19, 2005 – John DeLorean dies

American automotive engineer and industry executive John Z. DeLorean passed away on this day in 2005 at the age of 80. While he is most famous for founding the DeLorean Motor Company, which produced the DMC-12, he worked for a number of other automakers prior to starting his own

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