Friday, July 13, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

John D. Davis and his wife, Louise Hitchcock Davis, leave New York City in an attempt to make the first transcontinental automobile trip - after numerous mechanical and other problems they abandoned the attempt near Toledo, OH
Charles W. Nash purchases the Thomas B. Jeffery Company following a meeting with company officials in Chicago, IL
Henry Ford II marries Anne McDonnell
Racer Thierry Boutsen is born in Brussels, Belgium
A. P. Buquor, the Martin-Parry Corporation executive who designed the first 6-wheeled truck, dies in Washington, DC at age 77

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

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