Thursday, June 5, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

The Timken Roller Bearing Axle Company reorganizes as two distinct businesses, the Timken Roller Bearing Company and the Timken-Detroit Axle Company
The B. F. Goodrich Tire & Rubber Company of Akron, OH introduces “Ameripol” tires, the world’s first to be made from synthetic rubber
Gordon M. Buehrig is issued a United States patent for his “vehicle top with removable panels”, an idea that appeared on 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
Racer Jim Clark makes his Formula 1 debut driving a Lotus in the Dutch Grand Prix
The Lec Makes its Formula 1 debut at the Belgian Grand Prix in Zolder, with the Type CRP1 driven by David Purley finishing in 13th place

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

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