Thursday, December 20, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

The world’s first gasoline-powered bus service connecting Siegen, Netphen, and Deuz, Germany is discontinued after nine months, having transported approximately 10,600 paying customers
New York City’s last horsedrawn fire apparatus makes its final run
World War II tire rationing ends in the United States
The first 1958 Ford Thunderbird, the first car completely designed by the styling team headed by George W. Walker and the first of the submarque to have four seats, is produced
John Lee Pratt, a 56-year employee of General Motors and the first in the company to hold the title of Executive Vice President, dies in Fredericksburg, VA at age 96

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

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