Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Arthur Duray, driving a Gobron-Brillie at Ostend, Belgium, raises the land speed record to 83.47 mph
The Plymouth Division of Chrysler Corporation is created
M. W. McConkey, a former patent attorney for General Motors and President of the Hydraulic Brake Company, dies
General Motors previews its Sabre showcar, a two-seat roadster capable of 180 mph, at the Milford, MI proving grounds
Dewey H. Campbell, Chief Engineer of the P & G Manufacturing Company and the inventor of the valve gapper, a tool which checks valve gaps on overhead valves, dies

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

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