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
Courtesy of the National Automobile Museum / The Harrah Collection

Snow Drifts
For the first two weeks of the race, the cars battled heavy winter conditions. Because anti-freeze had not been invented yet, the drivers had to drain their engines of water every night.

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