February 15, 2007

Today in Automotive History

1967 : Founder of American auto industry dies

Roy Chapin during his Detroit to New York tripJ. Frank Duryea, founder of the Duryea Motor Wagon Company with his brother Charles, died in Old Saybrook, Conneticut, at age 97. Seventy-four years earlier in the month of February, the Duryea brothers manufactured the first of 13 Duryea Motor Wagons, unofficially giving birth to the auto production line and the American automobile industry.

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