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SelectOSpeed    Posted 11-28-2018 at 15:48:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • This Week in Automotive History
  • On November 28, 1895, Frank Duryea won the first horseless carriage race held in the United States, a 54-mile loop along Lake Michigan from Chicago to Waukegan and back.

    Sponsored by the Chicago Times-Herald newspaper, the race was a crazy adventure, held during one of The Windy City's great snowstorms. The racers' cars got stuck in snowdrifts, slid into other vehicles and stalled repeatedly.

    Duryea finished the race in 10 hours and 23 minutes, traveling at an average speed of 5 1/4 miles per hour. FWIW. SoS.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-28-2018 at 17:10:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • He should have had a Sno-Motor

    John in Mich    Posted 11-28-2018 at 17:05:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I can just feel the wind in my hair at that speed. Oh, I don't have much hair. LOL
    It is always interesting to hear bits of history that was only local news or forgotten over time.

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