Tuesday, May 15, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 12 MAY

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This Day in Auto History:

The first and only speed trials staged at Douglas Promenade, Isle of Man are won by S. F. Edge in a Napier at 57.3 mph
Automotive historian Lyle Kenyon Engel is born in New York City
Racer Roy Francesco Salvadori is born in Dovercourt, Essex, England of Italian ancestry
The Alfa Romeo 16-cylinder Bimotore race cars debut at the 9th Tripoli Grand Prix in Libya, with two cars driven by Tazio Nuvolari and Louis Chiron finishing 4th and 5th
William F. Marande, Chief Metallurgist of the Eaton Manufacturing Company and a former employee of Buick, dies in Saginaw, MI at age 46

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

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