Friday, April 18, 2008

his Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

The factory of the Sunset Automobile Company is destroyed by fire as a result of the San Francisco, CA earthquake - production of the Sunset never resumed, although the firm was not legally dissolved until 1909
The Hispano-Suiza driven by Charles Weymann and Robert Bloch defeats the Stutz Black Hawk driven by Tom Rooney and Gil Anderson in a match race staged at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Racer Gordon Spice is born in London, England
Archibald M. Maxwell of the Standard Oil Company of Ohio dies at age 53
The Ford Motor Company splits its Lincoln-Mercury Division into two separate divisions and establishes the Special Products Division

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

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