Thursday, May 24, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 24 MAY

Automobile Quarterly
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This Day in Auto History:

Marcel Renault, age 31, and his riding mechanic, Vauthier, are killed during the Paris-Madrid race in a crash near Couhe-Verac, France, with later crashes killing racer E. T. Stead and the riding mechanic Pierre Rodez – after completion of the first leg of the race to Bordeaux, France, officials cancelled the remainder of the event, declared leader Fernand Gabriel driving a Mors to be the winner, and the era of city-to-city races essentially ended
Automobile safety advocate Dr. J. William Haddon is born in Orange, NJ
Racer Lamberto Leoni is born in Argenta, Italy
Racer Ricky Craven is born in Newburgh, ME
Driving a Mitsubishi Colt GTi-16V at Rattvik, Sweden, stunt driver Bengt Norberg sets world’s records for driving a car on two side wheels for 192.873 miles and 27.842 miles in one hour

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

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