July 22, 1940 The Bantam Car Company submitted to the U.S. Army a prototype design for a new vehicle. World War II had erupted elsewhere by that time and, while the United States remained officially neutral, the Army realized the need to be ready to fight in that military conflict against Nazi Germany. The Army therefore sought... Continue Reading →

August 14, 1893 With the passage of the Paris Police Ordinance, France became the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration. "Each motor vehicle shall bear on a metal plate and in legible writing the name and address of its owner, also the distinctive number used in the application for authorization,” read this ordinance.  “This plate... Continue Reading →

The Chilean duo of Gonzalo Bravo and Eduardo Canales Moya maneuvered a specially equipped 1986 Suzuki Samurai off-road car up the slopes of Ojos del Salado volcano. The volcano, measuring 22,615 feet in height, is located in the Andes on the Argentina-Chile border. It is the highest active volcano in the world and also has... Continue Reading →

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