Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

The Salem, MA bicycle shop of Lucius B. Packard is destroyed by fire – in the late 1890’s three prototype Packard automobiles had been built here, but actual production did not occur
The 6,000,000th Chevrolet is produced
Racer Dick Seaman is killed at age 26 when his Mercedes-Benz W154 crashes in heavy rain during the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps – the redesigned Alfa Romeo Type 316 race car makes its debut with driver Nino Farina – Georg Meier makes his Auto Union debut, but retires with mechanical problems
Racer Patrick Tambay is born in Paris, France
A full-sized clay model of the proposed Lincoln Continental Mark II is completed

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

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