Sport: Old Car

Henry Ford made the first automobile which could go a mile-a-minute. Its name was 999. It had spindling wire wheels, an exposed engine, a radiator which looked like part of an egg crate and perpendicular steering gear, like a truck. To get it started, the manifold had to be warmed with a blow torch. The November day in 1902 when 999 made its stupendous record at Grosse Pointe, Mich., the young man who drove it sat on a high open seat wearing a heavy double-breasted coat. His...

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