Friday, June 15, 2007

This Day iin Auto History: 15 JUNE

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This Day in Auto History:

The first Italian speed hillclimb, the Consuma Cup staged near Florence is won by Nourry in a DeDion-Bouton
The first production Hanson Six is completed at the Atlanta, GA factory of the Hanson Motor Company
Ray Keech, winner of the 1929 Indianapolis 500 and former land speed record holder, is killed at age 30 when his Miller “Simplex Piston Ring Special” crashes while leading a 200-mile race in Altoona, PA – the event was terminated and Keech was posthumously declared to be the winner
Dallas E. Winslow, Inc. purchases the Auburn and Cord parts stock plus related equipment for $85,000
Racer Eje Elgh is born in Karlskoga, Sweden

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

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