Monday, July 16, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Miss Wemblyn, driving a 6-hp Panhard et Levassor, wins the special Ladies Race an Ranelagh - although for women only, this race is often cited as the first female racing victory in Great Britain
The Chevrolet Motor Company purchases the Mason Motor Company
The Cord Corporation is issued a United State patent for its 1931 Auburn radiator shell design
General Motors announces plans to acquire the assets of the Yellow Truck & Coach Manufacturing Company
Peter Pirsch, founder in 1919 of Peter Pirsch & Company, manufacturers of firetrucks, dies in Kenosha, WI at age 88

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

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