This Day in History March 8, 1950

By Ruth on March 8, 2013 in history
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Rover.jet1

On this date in 1950, the Rover car company in the UK unveiled the first turbine-powered car called the Jet 1.  The engine was positioned behind the two seats.  General motors in the U.S. was only slightly behind, but both models proved to be impractical.

For more information:
http://famousdaily.com/history/british-rover-first-turbine-powered-car.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/8/newsid_2516000/2516271.stm

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