Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 20 JUNE

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This Day in Auto History:

Edward George Seubert of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana is born in Syracuse, NY
Racer Paul Pietsch is born in Neustadt, Germany
Charles C. Hanch is named Chief of Automotive Products for the United States War Industries Board
Jean-Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist win the Le Mans 24-hour race in a Bugatti Type 57G, becoming the first to exceed 2000 total miles during the event
The Gordon Bennett Golden Jubilee Rally is held in Ireland to commemorate the original 1903 event that introduced automobile racing to that country

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

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