Thursday, February 14, 2008

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, firearms manufacturer and namesake of the 1903-1955 French automobile, dies in Paris, France at age 58
The Rayfield Motor Car Company elects Frederick K. Thayer as President, Charles Hoult as Vice President, A. E. Schnitker as Secretary-Treasurer, and E. E. Staley as Sales manager - the brothers John, William, George, and Frederick Rayfield worked for their namesake firm, but were not corporate officers
Nash increases the size of the Series 40 4-cylinder engine from 165.9 cid to 178.9 cid
Racer Ricardo Valentine Rodriguez de la Vega is born in Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Racer James Marcenac dies in Van Nuys, CA at age 69

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

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