Wednesday, September 3, 2008

This Day in Auto History:


Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Theodore V. Houser, a Sears, Roebuck & Company executive 1928-1958 who was responsible for the Allstate marque, a badge-engineered Henry J, is born in Kansas City, MO
Danish automobile pioneer Albert Hammel dies at age 68
Chrysler Corporation purchases the American Motor Body Company of Detroit, MI to eliminate body shortages on the assembly line
Reo officially leaves the automobile business and turns exclusively to the manufacture of motor trucks
Cisitalia makes its racing debut at the Coppa Brezzi, the first post-World II closed circuit race in Italy - Piero Dusio wins driving the D.46 1100-cc monoposto of his own design

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

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