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Timeline: Automotive 1897

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1897 Jan 22nd. 1897 Midland Cycle and Motor Car Exhibition

1897 Jan xxxx. Chiswick Council adopt two Thornycroft steam wagons for refuse collection.[1]

1897 Jan 20th. Charles v. Arnold where a photographer was hit by a car at the Imperial Institute.[2]

1897 Feb 01st. 1897 Scottish Motor Show

1897 Feb 20th. International Cycling and Motor Exhibition at Olympia.[3]

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 Jul 20th. Roots Oil Motor and Motor Car issue shares.[4]

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.[5]

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. An Automobile Dust-Cart for Chiswick - Thornycroft and Bristol Wagon and Carriage Co

1897 October. The Bowden cable announced

1897 November. The first completion by motor car from John O'Groats to Land's End. Driver was Henry Sturmey[6]

1897 Nov 19th. 1897 Stanley Cycle Show

1897 Nov 29th. 2nd annual meeting of the Motor Car Club at the Hotel Metropole.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times London, England Monday, Jan. 25, 1897 Issue 35109 p.6 Article
  2. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1897 Publication: The Times (London, England) Issue: 35114
  3. Automotor Journal 1898/02/15
  4. Tuesday, July 20, 1897 Publication: The Times (London, England) Issue: 35260
  5. The Times London, England Monday, Aug. 16, 1897 Issue 35283 p. 3 Article
  6. Automotor Journal 1897/11/16
  7. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1897 Publication: The Times (London, England) Issue: 35374