Friday, September 21, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Stanley W. Ostrander of General Motors and the Ford Motor Company is born in Whittemore, MI
The (Societa) Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobile (A.L.F.A.) is forced into receivership, leading to the creation of the Societa Anonima Italiana Nicola Romeo e C., manufacturers of the Alfa Romeo
Jean-Pierre Wimille makes his major racing debut in the French Grand Prix at Pau, but his Bugatti Type 37A retires after just two laps with supercharger problems
The SS 4-door saloon is introduced
Henry Ford II is elected President of the Ford Motor Company

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

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