Friday, May 18, 2007

This Day in Auo History: 18 MAY

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Carl Barker, longtime executive with the Shell Oil Company, is born in Selma, AL
Cannon Ball Baker, driving a Stutz Bearcat, arrives in New York City 11 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes after leaving San Diego, CA, breaking all existing cross-country records
Racer Bruce Halford is born in Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England
Pierce A Weyl, a design engineer with the Ford Motor Company since 1927, dies
Racer Jim Malloy dies at age 36 from injuries suffered four days earlier during a practice run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Source: Automobile History Day By Day, by Douglas A. Wick

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