This Week in Automotive History: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Oct. 29, 1954


Step-Down Hudson Production Ceases:Although the Hudson name would survive for two more years, the badges were on Nash-designed cars built by the new AMC.

Oct. 30, 1954


Lamborghini 350GTV debut: Lamborghini’s new V-12 GT prototype is first shown at the Turin Auto Show. 

Oct. 31, 1913


Lincoln Highway Dedicate d: America’s first coast-to-coast highway officially opens.

Nov. 1, 1957


World’s Longest Suspension Bridge Opens: The Mackinac Bay Bridge connects the Upper Peninsula with the rest of Michigan, spanning the Mackinac Straight that divides Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

Nov. 2, 1893


Battista “Pinin” Farina B orn: The scion of the great Italian design house founded his company in 1930, and in the early 1960s the family name was changed to Pininfarina.

Nov. 3, 1911


First Modern Motor Show Opens: The Automobile Club of America-sponsored automobile show is opened in New York’s Madison Square Garden, setting the mold for future shows.

Nov. 4,  1965


Lee Breedlove Sets Land Speed Record: Almost everyone has heard of land speed record ace Craig Breedlove, but  few people know that his wife, Lee,  set the land speed record for females at 308.56 mph on the Salt Lakes

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