Here are your Auto Factoids (#AutoFactoids) for the week. Actually, I’ve combined two weeks because I forgot last weeks and this week’s was limited. So let’s start off with the week of the 15th (’cause going in chronological orders just seemed appropriate).
March 15, 1960 – Mercury/Ford/Edsel debuted the Comet. The reality is that the Comet was to be a sub-model under Edsel. With the Edsel’s demise the Comet was parent-less so to speak. For the 1960-62 the car was simple badged as Comet. The images below are those I took of a Comet I was interested in purchasing as a project car.
1961 – you can just see the Comet badge
You can see the Edsel like instruments. Only badge is Comet.
March 17, 1834 – Mr. Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. He was an engineer and teamed up a guy named Karl Benz and together started a little car company. I can’t recall the name!!!!
March 17, 1949 Porsche was debuted at the Geneva Auto Show.
1949 Publicity shot
March 18, 1858 Rudolph Diesel born in Paris, France. In case you can’t guess he developed the diesel engine.
First Diesel Engine
The first production diesel-powered car was created by Citroen called the Rosalie in 1933. (I always thought it was Mercedes-Benz but that didn’t happen until 1936!!)
First production car diesel engine by Citroen.
1933 Citroen Rosalie – What a beautiful car!!!
March 18, 1923 Andy Granatelli 1923 Dallas, TX
Dude….It’s Andy!!! “nough said”
March 21, 1961 Jaguar E-type was deputed
One of the best styles of the 1960’s
March 27, 1863 Mr. Henry Royce was born in Alwalton, England. From aircraft engines to ultimate in high-end luxury iconic cars. You know the name Royce (as in Rolls Royce).
1933 Merlin – used in the Hawker Hurricane, de Havilland Mosquito and the famous Supermarine Spitfire
1933 Hooper Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Coupe
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