Thursday, May 15, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

New York City issues its first driver’s license
The Fryckman automobile is unveiled in Souris, ND
Automotive historian Richard Alexander Hough is born in Brighton, Sussex, England
The Mercedes-Benz W154 race car records its first victory as Hermann Lang, Manfred von Brauchitsch, and Rudolf Caracciola take the first three places in the Tripoli (Libya) Grand Prix – Eugenio Siena, winner of the 1932 Spa (Belgium) 24-hour race, is killed during the race
Racer Chet Miller is killed at age 50 when his Novi crashes during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500

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

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