Thursday, March 6, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

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This Day in Auto History:

Gottlieb Daimler dies in Canstatt, Germany at age 65
The tenth Vanderbilt Cup is held at the Pan-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, CA and won by Dario Resta in a Peugeot
William Francis Nolan, biographer of Barney Oldfield, is born in Kansas City, MO
The Auto Union Type C Grand Prix car makes its public debut at the Avus track in Berlin, Germany with Hans Stuck setting a world record by covering 134.90 miles in one hour
Pontiac’s World War II effort begins with a government order for Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons

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

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