This Week in Automotive History: July 9-July 15

July 9, 2006


Largest Ever Parade of Cars: To commemorate the introduction of the new Fiat 500, the Fiat 500 club Italia organizes the largest ever parade (500) of Fiat cars from Villanova d’Albenga and Garlenda, Italy. 

July 10, 1923


Fisher Trademark Registered: The famous Body by Fisher trademark is registered by Fisher Body Company.

July 11, 1916


Federal Road Act Signed: President Woodrow Wilson signed Federal Road Act to help foster the building of better roads.

July 12, 1895


First Long Motoring Trip in UK: The first motorcar journey of any length undertaken in Britain lasts for 56 miles.

July 13, 1995


Chrysler in Vietnam: Chrysler Corporation opens a dealership in Hanoi, Vietnam.

July 14, 1955


Karmann-Ghia Introduced: VW introduces the Karmann-Ghia for the 1956 model year at the Kasino Hotel in Westfalia, Germany.

July 15, 1909


Audi Founded: August Horch and partners found Audi in Zwichau, Germany, choosing the name because it is the Latin word for Horch, which means to hear or listen.

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