Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

George A. Matthews, a cofounder of the Jackson Automobile Company, dies in Jackson, MI at age 61
Mickey Thompson, driving the “Assault” at March Air Force Base, CA, breaks Bernd Rosemeyer’s 22-year-old records reaching 132.94 mph in the standing kilometer and 149.93 mph in the standing mile
Racer Stephan Gregoire is born in Neufchateau, France
The last Buick Reatta is produced

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

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