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On this date in history the British race car driver Sir Stirling Moss won his first Formula 1 ePrix race. July 16th, 1955. On July 16th, 1970, British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling declared a State of Emergency as striking dockworkers shut down England’s ports. And, on July 16th, 1897, the first all-electrically powered train made its inaugural test run along New York's Erie Canal powered only by two General Electric GE-57 motors.

Above: Sam Bird on his way to a second victory in the inaugural Qual...

After an absence of more than a century, big time international auto racing returns to the streets of New York City. On July 15th and 16th, the New York City ePrix will be run on the waterfront of the Big Apple. The FIA, sponsoring organization of international Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, brings its all electric ePrix series to the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The reference to “on the waterfront” is an accurate one. The racetrack is laid out on the streets adjacent to the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Termi...

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