Monday, June 4, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 03 JUNE

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Racer Bernd Eli “Barney” Oldfield is born in Wauseon, OH
The last British-built Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost actually sold, a Barker touring car ordered by J. Henry Thomas, is completed by the coachbuilder and delivered to its owner
Racer Jean-Pierre Jaussaud is born in France
Risaburo Toyoda, the first President of the Toyota Motor Company, Ltd., dies at age 68
The Mercedes-Benz ESF24, the last of five experimental cars built to test safety features, is introduced to the public

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

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