Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

"James W. Packard applies for a patent on an ``Automatic SparkControl'', his first relating to automobiles"
"Fred Lloyd Hartley of the Union Oil Company of California is bornin Vancouver, BC, Canada"
"Joseph B. Graham announces that all Graham six-cylinders cars willbe outfitted with superchargers, although actual implementation of thisplan would require 21 months"
The Divco-Twin Truck Company changes its name to the DivcoCorporation
The Chevrolet Corvette and Pontiac Parisienne show cars areintroduced to the press at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City

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

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