Monday, May 21, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 21 MAY

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

The Nesseldorf Prasident makes a test run from Nesseldorf, Moravia to Vienna, Austria – this was the first car built in what is now the Czech Republic, and is also often cited as the first car to be equipped with a front bumper
Charles Valton, a designer of automobile mascots, dies in Chinon, France at age 67
The Ford Model A Fordor sedan is introduced
Hudson Motor Car Company President A. E. Barit announces that the Fisher brothers, having resigned from General Motors in August 1944, are attempting to gain control of Hudson
Racer Enrique Contreras is born in Mexico

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

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