Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

"Rodger Joseph Emmert of General Motors is born in Piqua, OH"
"W. O. Bentley enters the automobile industry as a partner in Lecoqand Fernie, London agents for La Licorne, Buchet, and D.F.P. cars"
"Automobile parts manufacturer James Sims Reid Jr. is born inCleveland, OH"
"Charles Cheers Wakefield, 1st Viscount Wakefield, founder andGoverning Director of C. C. Wakefield & Company Ltd., manufacturers oflubricating oils, dies at age 81"
"General Motors opens its ``Mid-Century Motorama'' at theWaldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, featuring the Cadillac Debutanteconvertible with leopard skin upholstery and gold plated interiorhardware"

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

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