Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

The Ellis & Turner Company of Peoria, IL completes a 600-mile test run in their Duryea-inspired prototype
The first race held at the Cotati Speedway in Santa Rosa, CA, a 150-mile event, is won by Eddie Hearne in a Duesenberg-Distil
The last new United States-built Rolls-Royce Phantom I is delivered to Mrs. M. S. Morrow of Whitestone, NY
Stanwood W. Sparrow, Vice President of Engineering for the Studebaker Corporation, dies
Steam car historian John H. Bacon is killed at age 35 in an airplane crash over the North Atlantic Ocean

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

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