Monday, June 25, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 22 JUNE

Automobile Quarterly
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This Day in Auto History:

The first Sassi-Superga Hillclimb staged near Turin, Italy is won by Vincenzo Lancia in a F.I.A.T. 24-hp, the marque’s racing debut
Volvo, a Latin word meaning “I roll”, is registered as a trademark by Svenska Kullargerfabriken (SKF), manufacturers of ball bearings
Woolf Barnato and Glen Kidston win the Le Mans 24-hour race in their Bentley Speed Six, the fourth consecutive win for the marque in this event – Barnato, in his third and last appearance, recorded his third victory to complete a perfect record
Powel Crosley Jr. presides over groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Crosley Motors Inc. factory in Richmond, IN
Mike Hawthorn makes his major racing debut, finishing fourth at the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps in his Cooper-Bristol – the Aston-Butterworth makes its debut, but the car driven by Robin Montgomerie-Charrington retires with mechanical problems

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

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