The History of Cars

Timeline created by TimePat
  • The first motor car was invented

    The first motor car was invented
    Karl Benz had finished the fist automobile and was ready to test drive!
  • The first pneumatic car tyre

    The first pneumatic car tyre
    Michelin introduces the first pneumatic car tyre
  • Electric car broke the 1 mile a minute (97km/h)

    Electric car broke the 1 mile a minute (97km/h)
    Frenchman Camille Jenatzy`s electric car broke the one mile a minute barrier. 1 mile a minute is 97 kph.
  • Ford`s motor company opens

    Ford`s motor company opens
    In 1903 Henry Ford opened hi motor company. In the first year the Ford motor company sold about 1,700 cars.
  • Ford`s 1908 `tin lizzie`

    Ford`s 1908 `tin lizzie`
    In 1908 Henry Ford made his fist model-T car AKA the `Tin Lizzie
  • First four wheel brakes fited to a motorcar

    First four wheel brakes fited to a motorcar
    Four wheel brakes fitted for the first time on a Scottish made Argyll. Front brakes operated by a foot pedal, a hand lever operates the rear brakes
  • The first electric traffic light was invented

    The first electric traffic light was invented
    In 1912 the first electric traffic light was invented by a Policeman named Lester Wire.But only in 1914 was one(the first)installed in Cleveland.
  • Rolls Royce was founded

    Rolls Royce was founded
    Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce founded Rolls Royce after having met 20 years ago.
  • First windscreen wipers fitted to a motorcar

    First windscreen wipers fitted to a motorcar
    Willys-Knight of the USA fits mechanical windscreen wipers to a car.
  • New Land speed record 272km/h

    New Land speed record 272km/h
    Parry Thomas sets a new land speed record of 272km/h in Pendine Wales UK
  • First car radio installed in a commercial car

    First car radio installed in a commercial car
    Galvin Manufacturing Corparated started offering car radios in 1933.Paul V. Galvin and his brother, Joseph E.Galvin owned and operated the company.
  • First diesel powered passenger car

    First diesel powered passenger car
    Mercedes-Benz introduce the 260D , the first diesel passenger car. By 1939 there was a 15 month waiting list for the car
  • VW Beetle starts production

    VW Beetle starts production
    Volkswagen starts production of the Beetle in Germany These were made closely to the original design until 2003 in Mexico
  • Land speed record now 634km/h

    Land speed record now 634km/h
    John Cobb drives his Railton mobil special to 634km/h at Bonneville salt flats in Utah USA
  • First All-Australian car

    First All-Australian car
    The first all-australian car was the Holden 48-215 and was commonly known as the FX
  • The first seatbelt for a motocar as standard equipment

    The first seatbelt for a motocar as standard equipment
    The seatbelt was first introduced as standard equipment in the Saab gt750. (Made in Sweden)
  • BMC Mini starts production

    BMC Mini starts production
    mini test driveAlec Issignosis designed the Mini as a tiny car with a roomy interior at an affrodable price. The original design Mini was made until 2000.
  • Lamborghini was founded

    Lamborghini was founded
    In 1963 Ferricco Lamborghini founded Lamborghini on the 30th of october.
  • The Airbag first fitted to production car

    The Airbag first fitted to production car
    Airbags fitted to GM cars in the USA. Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Cadillac
  • New Land speed record 1019km/h

    New Land speed record 1019km/h
    Richard Noble drives the Thrust 2 to 1019km/h in the Black rock desert Nevada USA. The car is propelled by a Rolls royce jet engine
  • The ThrustSSC Beats the world Land speed record

    The ThrustSSC Beats the world Land speed record
    The Thrust SSC breaking the sound barrierThe Thrust SSC(super sonic car) broke the land speed recod with a speed of 1223.657 Kph was it`s speed at 1 km. It then broke the sound barrier at 1,228 Kph
  • Bugatti Veyron is introduced

    Bugatti Veyron is introduced
    bugatti veyron test driveThe bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the Fastest production car with a speed of 431 Kph.