Here are your Auto Factoid for this last week of August 2016.
Aug 29 1898 Goodyear Tire & Rubber incorporated – With a capital stock of $100,000 and 13 employees, they began November 21, 1898, with a product line of bicycle and carriage tires, horseshoe pads, and poker chips.
Aug 29 1876 Charles Kettering Born Dayton, Ohio 1876 – Kettering founded Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (Delco) (which started in a barn) and later became head of research for GM (1920-1947)
Sept 2 1893 Frank Duryea car driven – it wasn’t much just the typical ‘run-a-bout’ and I think kudos goes to Frank’s brother Charles as well
Sept 3 1895 Duryea Motor Co. incorporates – Almost two years to the very day of the first drive, Duryea Motor Co. becomes a reality. They produced some beautiful cars like:
Sept 3 1875 Ferdinand Porsche born Mafferdorf, Bohemia – You may have heard of Freddy (as his Mom called him) Porsche, if not you know his cars:
Thanks for reading.