Monday, August 18, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Racer John Rhodes is born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
The Toyota Motor Company, Ltd. is established by separating the automotive department from the parent Toyoda Automatic Loom Works
The first post-World War II speed event in England is staged on a ½-mile grass and earth course at Naish House, near Portishead
Racer Uwe Alzen is born in Germany

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

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