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11th September 1996

Ford Ka, a small and low-cost addition to the Ford range. was introduced provoking mixed reactions due to its original and striking "new edge" design. 
Ford Ka, a small and low-cost addition to the Ford range. was introduced provoking mixed reactions due to its original and striking
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11th September 1975

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The Golf GTi, was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show as ‘The #Volkswagen fastest of all time’. It had a top speed of 112 mph.
The Golf GTi, was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show as ‘The Volkswagen fastest of all time’. It had a top speed of 112 mph.
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11th September 1970

The $1830 Ford Pinto designed to compete with compact imports, was introduced in the US. However, the car had a design flaw; the location of the petrol tank was such that it was likely to rupture and explode in a rear end collision of over 20mph. 
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10th September 1983

The first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast, Alice Huyler Ramsey (96), died. 

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The first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast, Alice Huyler Ramsey (96), died. On June 9, 1909, the 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, began a 3,800-mile journey from Hell's Gate in Manhattan, New York, to San Francisco, California, in a green Maxwell 30. On her 59-day trek she was accompanied by two older sisters-in-law and another female friend, none of whom could drive a car. They arrived amid...
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10th September 1934

Production commenced at Dagenham of #Ford’s new 10 hp car – simply designated ‘De Luxe’, or C-type, which filled an intermediate slot in Ford’s European range, between the 8 hp Y-type, and the massive 3.3 litre V8 models. 
Production commenced at Dagenham of Ford’s new 10 hp car – simply designated ‘De Luxe’, or C-type, which filled an intermediate slot in Ford’s European range, between the 8 hp Y-type, and the massive 3.3 litre V8 models. There were two available versions the ‘Single Entrance’ (2-door saloon) for £135 and the ‘Double Entrance’ for £145, with a sliding roof (£5) and leather upholstery (£5 10s) as optional extras.
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British driver Jim Clark became the youngest winner of the World Drivers Championship at the age of 27, after victories in the Belgian, French, British, Italian, Mexican and South African Grands Prix with a Lotus-Climax. In winning the title he scored more than twice as many points as the runner-up.
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11th September 1987

BMW officially presented the 2.5 litre Z1 two-seater roadster at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Initial demand was so fierce that BMW had 5,000 orders before production began. Demand dropped significantly within few years and #BMW ended production in 1991.
BMW officially presented the 2.5 litre Z1 two-seater roadster at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Initial demand was so fierce that BMW had 5,000 orders before production began. Demand dropped significantly within few years and BMW ended production in 1991.
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11th September 1975

The last Wolseley car, a Wolseley 2200, rolled off British Leyland’s production line at Cowley in Oxfordshire.
The last Wolseley car, a Wolseley 2200, rolled off British Leyland’s production line at Cowley in Oxfordshire.
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11th September 1969

The experimental #Mercedes -Benz C111 with three-disk rotary engine, and the car models 300 SEL 3.5 as well as 280 SE 3.5 coupe and convertible with 3.5-l, V8 engine were presented at the IAA in Frankfurt. 
The experimental Mercedes-Benz C111 with three-disk rotary engine, and the car models 300 SEL 3.5 as well as 280 SE 3.5 coupe and convertible with 3.5-l, V8 engine were presented at the IAA in Frankfurt. The experimental electric omnibus OE 302 also premiered along with the Audio 100. With the new commercial vehicle model LP 1632 Daimler-Benz introduced the hydraulically tippable driver's cab. The Porsche 914-4 and 914-6 mid-engined sports cars w...
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10th September 1950

French driver, Raymond Sommer (44) died Haute-Garonne at the Grand Prix in Cadours, France where the steering failed on his 1100 cc Cooper and the car overturned at a corner. Sommer was instantly killed, his traditional canvas helmet proving to be no use at all.
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The Southern Expressway, the world's longest reversible one way freeway, was opened to traffic. Built to relieve heavy traffic from the major arterial, Main South Road in #Adelaide's south, it is open approximately 22.5 hours per day - a one-way freeway operating for over 11 hours in each direction.
The Southern Expressway, the world's longest reversible one way freeway, was opened to traffic. Built to relieve heavy traffic from the major arterial, Main South Road in Adelaide's south, it is open approximately 22.5 hours per day - a one-way freeway operating for over 11 hours in each direction. The northbound direction occurs on weekday mornings and weekend evenings, the southbound direction occurs on weekday evenings and weekend mornings. It...
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The first #Ford #Thunderbird, the ‘personal luxury car’, came off the Dearborn assembly lines in Michigan. Customer demand for a two-seat coupé/convertible Thunderbird resulted in its public introduction nearly a full month ahead of schedule. 
The first Ford Thunderbird, the ‘personal luxury car’, came off the Dearborn assembly lines in Michigan. Customer demand for a two-seat coupé/convertible Thunderbird resulted in its public introduction nearly a full month ahead of schedule. Orders totalled more than 3,500 within the first 10-day selling period, while planned volume for the entire model year was only 10,000 units. Ford went on to sell a first-year total of 16,155 Thunderbirds.
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An Everyday Journey Through its History, Facts and Trivia
Introduction
Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this book is a must-have for any car enthusiast.