Tuesday, March 4, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Luis de Florez, a mechanical and chemical engineer who is credited with many inventions in the oil refining industry, is born in New York City
The Automobile Club of America (ACA) stages its first race, a round trip between Springfield, Long Island, NY and Babylon, NY - the winner is Andrew L. Riker driving a Riker of his own design, the only electric car in the field
Warren Gamaliel Harding becomes the first President of the United States to ride to his inauguration in an automobile (a Packard Twin Six)
Racer James “Jim” Clark Jr. is born in Kilmany, Fifeshire, Scotland
L. Irving Woolson of DeSoto dies at age 61

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

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