Thursday, January 17, 2008

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

"Harry Herbert Bennett of the Ford Motor Company is born in AnnArbor, MI"
"The Harrison Wagon Works of Grand Rapids, MI, manufacturers of theHarrison that was equipped with an unsuccessful attempt at the firstself-starter, is declared to be bankrupt"
"Racer John Riseley-Pritchard is born in Hereford, Hereford, England"
"Renault is nationalized by the French government as a result of thealleged Nazi-collaboration of Louis Renault - the Regie Nationale desUsines Renault formed in Billancourt would be run as a private businessby the government appointed President, Pierre Lefaucheux"
"The Maserati 250F records its first racing victory as Juan ManuelFangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix in Buenos Aires - Giuseppe Farina,who finished second in a Ferrari 625, qualified for the pole position,at age 47 years, 80 days the oldest driver to accomplish this feat in aFormula 1 championship race"

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

No comments: