Monday, December 17, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway holds its grand opening, complete with the ceremonial laying of the last “golden” brick by Indiana Governor Thomas R. Marshall
“The New Stutz Vertical Eight, with Safety Body”, the first Stutz designed during the Frederic E. Moskovics era, is unveiled to dealers
William F. Milward, designer of the Charron-Laycock automobile, dies at age 66
Great Britain begins emergency gasoline rationing because of the Suez Canal crisis in Egypt
A Buick Apollo with a reworked 1960’s V-6 engine is driven by Chief Engineer Phillip C. Bowser from Flint, MI to the General Motors’ building in Detroit, MI where President Edward N. Cole drives it to the former Kaiser-Jeep Corporation plant in Toledo, OH - the end result was Buick’s return to the V-6 engine and one of the more successful reactions to the OPEC crisis

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

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