Monday, July 23, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Racer Harry Harkness wins the Climb to the Clouds in Mount Washington, NH in a Mercedes, beating the Stanley of F. E. Stanley and setting a record for the event
The Apperson Brothers Automobile Company of Kokomo, IN is liquidated at auction after 25 years of production
B. W. Burtsell, Production Manager for the Packard Motor Car Company 1910-1916 and later an independent consulting engineer, dies in North Tonawanda, NY at age 63
Racer Claudio Langes is born in Brescia, Italy
Jo Siffert, driving a Lotus 49B, wins the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch to record his first Grand Prix victory and the first by a Swiss driver since 1949

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

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