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.
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.
March 18, 1858 Rudolph Diesel born in Paris, France. In case you can’t guess he developed the 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!!)
March 18, 1923 Andy Granatelli 1923 Dallas, TX
March 21, 1961 Jaguar E-type was deputed
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).
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