Monday, November 17, 2008


Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Racer Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari is born in Castel d’Ario, Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
The Napier Motor Car Company of America, located in Jamaica Plain, MA, is dissolved - the firm would be reorganized in 1909 but production of the American Napier would end in 1912
Harry W. Ford, President of the Saxon Motor Car Company 1914-1918, dies in New York City from pneumonia at age 38
Pliny E. Holt, builder in 1896 of the first automobile in California and later an executive with the Caterpillar Tractor Company, dies at age 62
The 1950 Hudson Pacemakers are introduced as a lower priced, slightly shorter variant of the Super-Six series

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

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