Monday, May 5, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Richard Lester Johnson of the Ford Motor Company is born in Walshville, IL
The Graham Brothers Company, manufacturers of motor trucks, purchases the Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company from Harry M. Jewett, reorganizing as the Graham-Paige Motors Corporation
The 5,000,000th Ford V-8 is produced
Albert S. Matthews, President of the Packard Federal Corporation, the distributors of the marque’s taxicabs, dies in New York City at age 67
Harvey S. Firestone III, heir to the Firestone tire fortune, dies in Havana, Cuba at age 30

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

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