Duryea Brothers

September 22, 1893 – Duryea Brothers test first car

On this day in 1893 brothers Frank and Charles Duryea debuted their first automobile on the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts. The first test drive came to a sudden halt after just a few hundred feet due the failure of the transmission. Frank made a slight adjustment to the design

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September 21, 1903 – Preston Tucker is born

On this day in 1903 American car designer, engineer and inventor Preston Tucker was born in Capac, Michigan. Preston is best known for the Tucker 48, but his legacy in the auto industry has much greater reach. Tucker got his start in the car business as an office boy

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