Thursday, July 26, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Sam Breadon, longtime Saint Louis, MO car dealer and owner of the St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball team, is born in New York City
The Mack Brothers Company is incorporated in New York State
Jimmy Murphy in a Duesenberg wins the French Grand Prix in Le Mans to become the first United States citizen driving a United States-built car to win a major foreign race
Racer Don Beauman is born in Great Britain
Racer Ernst von Delius dies at age 27 from injuries suffered the previous day when his Auto Union crashed during the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring

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

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