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An Everyday Journey Through its History, Facts and Trivia
An Everyday Journey Through its History, Facts and Trivia

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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. 
Wednesday 11th September 1996
Wednesday 11th September 1996
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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.
Friday 11th September 1987
Friday 11th September 1987
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11th September 1975

Happy 40th Birthday

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.
Thursday 11th September 1975
Thursday 11th September 1975
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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.
Thursday 11th September 1975
Thursday 11th September 1975
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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. 
Friday 11th September 1970
Friday 11th September 1970
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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. 
Thursday 11th September 1969
Thursday 11th September 1969
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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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Saturday 10th September 1983
Saturday 10th September 1983
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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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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. 
Monday 10th September 1934
Monday 10th September 1934
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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.
Sunday 9th September 2001
Sunday 9th September 2001
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