Thursday, November 1, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Wilhelm Maybach joins Daimler Motoren-Gesellschaft as Chief Engineer
William C. Durant and the Durant-Dort Carriage Company purchase majority interest in the Buick Motor Company - Charles M. Begole is named President, succeeding James H. Whiting
Edsel B. Ford marries Eleanor Lowthian Clay in Detroit, MI - she was a niece of Joseph L. Hudson, namesake of the Hudson motor car
Racer Ted Whiteaway is born in Feltham, Middlesex, England
Hochleistungsfahrzeugbau GmbH is founded by Ferdinand Porsche and Adolf Rosenberger with the sole purpose to build a Grand Prix car in the new unlimited classification - the proposed design would be built by the newly-formed Auto Union AG

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

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