The Great 1908 New York-to-Paris Automobile Race

The Great 1908 Paris-to-New York Automobile Race July 30, 1908, an American automobile Thomas Flyer crossed the finish line traversed three continents 169 days. One hundred years later recreate Great Race
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Ready, Get Set, Go!
250,000 spectators gathered in Times Square to watch the start of the 1908 race. Six teams — representing France, Germany, Italy and the United States — took part.

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