Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

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George Alonzo Jacoby of General Motors is born in Pleasureville, KY
The racing debut of Tatra is successful as Josef Vermirovsky wins the Ledec Alej flying kilometer in Brno, Czechoslovakia driving a T11
The Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company is liquidated
Raymond Mays competes in his last automobile race, driving a BRM at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone – this was the first race under the new FIA Formula 1 world championship rules, with Giuseppe “Nino” Farina winning in an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 – the Alta designed by Geoffrey Taylor and driven by Geoffrey Crossley made its debut but failed to finish
The Jeep Wrangler is introduced as a 1987 model, replacing the Jeep CJ

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

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