Thursday, June 14, 2007

This Day in Auto History: JUNE 13

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This Day in Auto History:

Lester Lum “Tex” Colbert of the Chrysler Corporation is born in Oakwood, TX
The first Circuit of Mugello (Italy) race is won by Giuseppe Campari in an Alfa Romeo, the first racing victory for that marque
Sir Henry Segrave is killed at age 33 when his boat Miss England II crashes shortly after officially raising the water speed record to 98.76 mph on Lake Windermere, England
Racer Bob Swanson dies at age 27 from injuries suffered the previous day during a race in Toledo, OH
Racer Dick Brown is killed at age 40 during the Can-Am-trials in Mosport Park, ON

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

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