Friday, May 30, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

The Erie & Sturgis gasoline carriage designed and built by James Philip Erie & Samuel D. Sturgis is given its first test drive in Los Angeles, CA
Reo makes its racing debut as Daniel Wurges wins two of three races driving the Reo Bird at the Empire City track in Yonkers, NY
William C. Durant and Louis Chevrolet announce plans to build a new automobile, the Chevrolet
Tommy Milton wins the Indianapolis 500 in the Frontenac Special
Co-drivers Lora “L. L. “ Corum and Joe Boyer win the Indianapolis 500 in a Duesenberg, the marque’s first victory of this race

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

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