Monday, July 9, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

The Omaha, NE 1 ¼-mile board track opens with a 302-mile race won by Eddie Rickenbacker in a Maxwell
Robert C. Stempel of General Motors is born in Trenton, NJ
Julius Dorpmuller, the head of the Autobahn project, dies in Malente, Germany at age 75
Oscar C. Kreis, a design draftsman with the Packard Motor Car Company 1902-1908, Chief Engineer with the Gray Motor Company 1908-1916, Chief Research Engineer with Continental Motors Corporation 191601932, and later a consulting engineer to the Studebaker Corporation and General Motors, dies at age 78
Ralph Hamlin, driver of the first car to reach the summit of Mount Washington, NH and later a Franklin dealer, dies in Los Angeles, CA at age 93

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

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