Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Power brakes pioneer Robert Potter Breeze is born in New York City
Elmer W. Bernitt of American Motors is born in Detroit, MI
Donald Frederick McCullough, a manufacturer of textiles for automobile interiors, is born in Montclair, NJ
The Maserati 4CL race car debuts in the Brooklands International Trophy dash as the entry of private owner Reggie Tongue, finishing third
Vanwall makes its final racing appearance, as John Surtees finishes fifth at the Intercontinental Formula International Trophy race in Silverstone, England in the unique rear-engined VW14, known as “The Whale”

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

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