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1897 Jan 22nd. 1897 Midland Cycle and Motor Car Exhibition
1897 Jan 20th. Charles v. Arnold where a photographer was hit by a car at the Imperial Institute.
1897 Feb 01st. 1897 Scottish Motor Show
1897 Feb 20th. International Cycling and Motor Exhibition at Olympia.
1897 Feb 27th to Mar 06th. Leeds Motor and Cycle Show.
1897 Mar xxxx. 1897 Motor and Cycle Exhibition (Brighton)
1897 Mar xxxx. First British made Daimler car delivered
1897 Mar xxxx. Petrocar introduced by Roots and Venables
1897 May 01st-22nd. 1897 International Exhibition of Motor Cars and Cycles - Royal Aquarium / St. Stephen's Hall
1897 May 05th. 1897 Motor Car Club Meet
1897 May 22nd. The Blackwall Tunnel opened
1897 Jun 01st. 1897 The Engineer Horseless Carriage Competition
1897 Jun xxxx. 1897 Royal Agricultural Society Motor Vehicle Competition
1897 Jul xxxx. 1897 Royal Agricultural Show
1897 Jul 24th. Paris to Dieppe race
1897 xxx xxxx.Humber produce first cars
1897 Aug xxxx. Laundry Exhibition at Islington showed cars
1897 Aug 3rd. J. W. Stocks wins in the first race between a motor cycle and a safety cycle.
1897 Aug 10th. The Automobile Club formed. Opened 08th December.
1897 Aug 16th. Paris to Trouville race.
1897 Aug 19th. The London Electrical Cab Co starts the first horseless taxicabs in London
1897 Sep 10th. London Taxi Driver George Smith convicted of drunk driving - the first case of its kind
1897 Sep 22nd. Stephen Charles Kempton, age 9, killed by a motor-cab in Hackney.
1897 October. The Bowden cable announced
1897 Nov 19th. 1897 Stanley Cycle Show