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On this day in auto history – March 31st

31-03-2020

It was on was this day in 2003 that the three-wheeled Invacar - a small fibreglass vehicle adapted specifically for disabled drivers - was banned from British roads because it could no longer meet new safety regulations set by the European Union.

On this day in auto history – March 30th

30-03-2020

It was on was this day in 1900 that the British Royal family took delivery of its first motor vehicle, a Daimler Mail Phaeton.

On this day in auto history – March 29th

29-03-2020

It was on was this day in 1985 that production was first suspended on the doomed low-budget battery vehicle, the Sinclair C5, owing to financial difficulties.

On this day in auto history – March 28th

28-03-2020

It was on was this day that the ground-breaking Road Traffic Act of 1934 was published, containing a comprehensive programme of measures to improve road safety which have endured to this day.

On this day in auto history – March 27th

27-03-2020

It was on was this same day in 1952 that Japan lost two of its most influential motoring figures - Jujiro Matsuda and Kiichiro Toyoda - de facto founders of Mazda and Toyota respectively.

On this day in auto history – March 26th

26-03-2020

It was on this day in 2008 that Ford - then in the midst of a sales slump - announced the sale of its Jaguar and Land Rover divisions to India’s mighty Tata Group.

Porsche To 3-D Print Bucket Seats

25-03-2020

Drivers of one of Germany’s most fashionable sports cars, Porsche, will soon be able to choose the level of comfort their car seat has after the company announced innovative new seat design technology.

Stricter MOT Rules See Thousands Of Drivers Punished

25-03-2020

New research published this week has revealed that thousands of drivers have been issued with penalty charges following a tightening up of the guidelines.

On this day in auto history – March 25th

25-03-2020

On this day in 1984 the Ford Escort essentially peaked in popularity when it was named as the best-selling vehicle in the world for a third year in a row.

Bentley Won’t Be Ugly Like BMW Says Design Boss

24-03-2020

An all-new electric Bentley is being promised by the Crewe-based company, with the luxury car maker’s first EV production car chalked up for a 2025 release.