Thursday, May 24, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 24 MAY

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This Day in Auto History:

The first Rolls-Royce 30-hp 6-cylinder is completed
The rocket-powered Opel RAK 2 makes its debut at the Avus track near Berlin, Germany with designer Fritz von Opel exceeding 125 mph before 2,000 invited spectators
Racer Gerard Larrousse is born in Lyon, France
Walter L. Goodman of the General Petroleum Corporation dies at age 62
Racer Honore Wagner dies at age 44 when he crashes during a race at the Nurburgring in Germany

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

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