Friday, September 7, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

A Riker Electric Trap driven by Andrew L. Riker and C. H. Whiting wins the first closed-course automobile race in United States at the Rhode Island State Fair in Narragansett Park
Racer Lee Wallard is born in Schenectady, NY
Willaim A. Besserdich is awarded a patent for his Steering Mechanism, a design used on most 4-wheel-drive vehicles
Racer Donnie Joseph Allison is born in Miami, FL
Racer Rad Dougall is born in South Africa

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

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