Monday, March 31, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Louis Rigolly, driving a Gobron-Brillie at Nice, France, raises the land speed record to 94.78 mph
Walter S. Austin of the Austin Automobile Company in Grand Rapids, MI is issued a United State patent for his two-speed rear axle
Knute Rockne, Notre Dame University football coach and namesake of the Rockne automobile manufactured by Studebaker, is killed at age 43 in a plane crash near Bazaar, KS
Pierre Lefaucheux is appointed Director-General of the nationalized Regie Nationale des Usines Renault
Racer Kevin Cogan is born in Culver City, CA

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

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