1908 New York to Paris Race

1908 New York to Paris Race

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1908 New York to Paris Race was an automobile competition consisting of drivers attempting to travel from New York to Paris. This was a notable challenge given the state of automobile technology and road infrastructure at the time. Only three of six contestants completed the course. The winner was the United States team, driving a 1907 Thomas Flyer. In 1907 the Peking to Paris automobile race had inspired an even bolder test of these new machines. The following year the course would be from New York City, USA, to Paris, France with a 150-mile (240 km) ship passage from Nome across the Bering Strait to East Cape, Siberia. It should be remembered this was at a time when "the motor car is the most fragile and capricious thing on earth."show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136629577
  • 9786136629575