Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

James W. Packard is awarded his first automobile patent
The Mississippi Supreme Court rules that a 1912 law requiring automobile registration is unconstitutional, and orders refunds of $28,040
Robert Authony Lutz of the Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation is born in Zurich, Switzerland (his father, a United States citizen, was serving as a director of a Swiss bank)
Automobile parts distributor Lester Hutchings dies at age 54
Modernistic Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of recreational vehicles, is incorporated in Iowa

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

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