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On this day in auto history - July 31st

31-07-2021

It was on this day in 1960 that saw the last ever car produced by world-renowned British marque Armstrong Siddeley.

On this day in auto history - July 30th

30-07-2021

It was on this day in 2003 that the last original Volkswagen Beetle rolled of an assembly line in Puebla Mexico, 65 years after the iconic vehicle’s launch.

On this day in auto history - July 29th

29-07-2021

It was on this day in 1973 that popular British racing driver Roger Williamson was tragically killed in the Dutch Grand Prix in a harrowing accident which gained added poignancy through the heroic, but ultimately futile, rescue attempt from fellow British driver David Purley.

On this day in auto history - July 28th

28-07-2021

It was on this day in 1973 that the infamous 1934 Ford V8 which was used as a getaway car by notorious criminal couple 'Bonnie and Clyde' was sold for $175,000 at auction.

On this day in auto history - July 27th

27-07-2021

It was on this day 1945 that 73-year-old Labour MP Alfred Dobbs was tragically killed in a car accident, the very day after it had been declared that he had won the seat as a Member of Parliament for Smethwick.

On this day in auto history - July 26th

26-07-2021

It was on this day in 2005 that premium marque Lexus - having completed an organisational separation from parent company Toyota - was belatedly launched as its own outright brand in the global vehicle market.

On this day in auto history - July 25th

25-07-2021

It was on this day in 1985 that the two millionth Ford Transit van rolled off a production line in Southampton and - in a high-profile publicity stunt - was handed to the famous, bearded botanist, David Bellamy who was then a huge name on British TV.

On this day in auto history - July 24th

24-07-2021

It was on this day in 1998 that the South Korean government formally opened the bidding for Kia Motors, the country’s troubled car giant which had gone bankrupt the previous year.

On this day in auto history - July 23rd

23-07-2021

It was on this day in 2008 that the public got its first glimpse of the eagerly-awaited Vauxhall Insignia when it was unveiled at the British Motor Show in London.

EU Laws Could Add £100 To A Trip To The Garage

22-07-2021

New European legislation could see unbranded car parts made illegal, forcing independent garages to charge for the more expensive parts from an official manufacturer in a move which could add an extra £100 on to our yearly repair bills.