Thursday, February 28, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

George H. Ellis, a 26-year-old employee of the Deering Harvester Company, successfully tests his automobile in Ravenswood, IL, now a part of Chicago - although additional production was ruled out, this vehicle is considered to be the ancestor of the International truck
Racer Albert Scherrer is born in Switzerland
The Beverly Hills (CA) Board Speedway stages its first event, a 250-mile race won by Jimmy Murphy in a Duesenberg
Gordon M. Buehrig joins General Motors Styling
DeWitt Page, a Vice President of General Motors and former President of the New Departure Manufacturing Company, dies in Hialeah Park, FL at age 70

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

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