Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

The E. R. Thomas Motor Car Company is placed into receivership
The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Akron, OH
Racer Oscar “Poppy” Larrauri is born in Rosario, Argentina
Racer Mark Donohue dies at age 38 in Graz, Austria from injuries sustained two days earlier when his March-Cosworth crashed during a practice run for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Osterreichring in Zeltweg

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

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