Tuesday, May 20, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

New York City makes the world’s first speeding arrest, as Jacob German is stopped for driving 12 mph
Automobile textiles manufacturer Jerome Morton Comar is born in Chicago, IL
Racer Aldo Gordini is born in Bologna, Italy
The Playboy Motor Car Corporation goes public, offering twenty million shares of common stock at $1 per share
The Ford Motor Company completes a highly modified Lincoln Continental convertible sedan for the United States Secret Service to be used as a presidential limousine – it was in this car that John F. Kennedy was riding when he was assassinated in Dallas, TX in 1963

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

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