Monday, April 14, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Herr Beissbarth of Munich, Germany is issued a license plate for his Wartburg - this plate survives today and is believed to be the oldest such artifact in existence
Frank Timothy Malumphy, a New Milford, CT Volkswagen dealer and restorer of classic Packards, is born
The 20,000,000th Ford is produced, a Model A Fordor Town Sedan
The first post-World War II automobile race in the United States is a stock car event held in Daytona Beach, FL, and won by Red Byron in a Ford
The Fiat experimental gas-turbine car is given its first road test

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

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