April 14, 1912 – A Renault sinks aboard the Titanic

There are probably very few, if any, remnants left of a certain 1912 Renault Type CB Coupe de Ville at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Yes, that Renault, made famous by Jack and Rose in “Titanic.” The ship struck an iceberg during her maiden voyage on this day

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Charles Nash 1 millionth Nash 1934 Detroit public library

April 11, 1916 – Nash Motors Company is founded

The story of Nash starts way back in the early 1900s, with the Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Prior to TBJC beginning production automobile manufacturing in 1902, the company first had to develop prototypes. The son of the company namesake came up with two radical innovations during

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April 8, 1916 – Auto racing pioneer Bob Burman dies

Bob Burman participated in many significant races in the early 20th century, including winning the Prest-O-Lite Trophy Race in 1909 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the precursor to the Indy 500. Unfortunately, it was racing that would kill him. Burman died racing on this day in 1916 at age 31

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