Thursday, June 28, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

A German-built Benz Velo, appearing in a Grand Forks parade to promote cigars, is the first automobile to be driven in North Dakota
Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia, an action that resulted in the outbreak of World War I, while riding in an Austro-Daimler that was being chauffered by racer Otto Merz, a Mercedes team driver
The first Belgian Grand Prix is staged in Spa-Francorchamps, and won by Antonio Ascari in an Alfa Romeo P2
Alberto Ascari makes his motorcycle racing debut as a prelude to his automobile racing career
The Nash Rambler County Club hardtop coupe is introduced as a mid-year model

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

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