Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Samuel L. Smith, principal financial backer of the Olds Motor Works, dies at age 86
The Mercedes-Benz W165 makes its racing debut, with Hermann Lang and Rudolf Caracciola taking the top two places in the Tripoli Grand Prix
Racer Stanley Dickens is born in Farila, Sweden
Racer Mike Spence is killed at age 31 when his Lotus crashes during a practice run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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

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