Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

James W. Packard is taken for a test ride in a Winton motor car by Alexander Winton
The Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company is incorporated by Charles F. Kettering and Edward A. Deeds after receiving an order from Cadillac for 8,000 automobile ignition units - the name of the company, intentionally coined to allow the “Delco” acronym, was suggested by associate William A. Chryst
K. T. Keller is elected President of the Chrysler Corporation succeeding founder Walter P. Chrysler who remained as Chairman of the Board
The Willys-Overland Company introduces the Jeepster, a sporty variant of the standard Jeep designed by Brooks Stevens
Owen R. Skelton of the Chrysler Corporation dies in Palm Beach, FL at age 83

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

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