A lot happened this week in auto history.
10/4/1962 Buick shows off the Riviera
10/4/1983 A new land speed record is set by Thrust2 a British jet propelled car. It was driving by Richard Noble and reached a top speed of 650.88 but the actual record was 633.468 base on the average of two runs within one hour.
10/6/1955 – Ford takes is Lincoln Continental to the Paris Car Show
and on the same day ll years later (1966 — so you don’t have to do the math) Cadillac give the world a peak at the Eldorado.
10/8/1959 – Ford introduces the Falcon and thus started a racing legacy. These cars were light and are still round as they make great drag racers.
10/8 – Two birthdays on this date
1890 Edward Rickenbacker – World I U.S. Fighter ACE, created the Rickenbacker Motor Company which only lasted 7 year before bankrupting him – make the first cars with 4 wheels braking system. Owned the Indianapolis Speedway between the Wars.
1869 Frank Duryea – Created Duryea Motor Wagon Company – first gasoline powered car.