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Hard Driving: The 1908 Auto Race from New York to Paris ebook

by Dermot Cole


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 considerable challenge given the state of automobile technology and road infrastructure at the time.

The 1908 New York to Paris Race was an automobile competition consisting of drivers attempting to travel from New York to Paris. Only three of six contestants completed the course. The winner was the American team, driving a 1907 Thomas Flyer. In 1907 the Peking to Paris automobile race had inspired an even bolder test of these new machines

YA- Eighteen men in six cars gathered together in New York on February 12, 1908 to begin a fantastic voyage: a car race from New York to Paris.

YA- Eighteen men in six cars gathered together in New York on February 12, 1908 to begin a fantastic voyage: a car race from New York to Paris. One car was imaginatively equipped with a mast so that it could sail across Siberia on skis. During the race, cars were pulled by horses, stoned by children, and driven down railroad tracks. The contest took 169 days and, after 20,000 miles, the American team, driving a Thomas Flyer, was the first to arrive in Paris.

Hard Driving : The Nineteen Hundred Eight Auto Race from New York to Paris. Well, that's what this race was like, outlandish characters in super-hyped machines traversing unrealistic landscapes in an all-out fight to the finish line. The event occurred in the days of yellow journalism, when, as in this case, newspapers like the New York Times and Le Matin created the news rather than reported it. Think of it - driving across the United States in winter, up through Alaska, over the frozen Bering Sea, through Siberia and onto Western Europe. The plan was folly; the attempt was insanity.

In the winter of 1908, six cars left Times Square bound for Paris. Drawing from the drivers’ journal In the winter of 1908, six cars left Times Square bound for Paris. They were embarking on a remarkable motor race across the world that would capture everyone’s imagination.

Race of the Century : The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York-to-Paris Auto Race by Julie Fenster (2005, Hardcover).

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The Story of the New York to Paris Race, 1908, . Hard Driving: The 1908 Auto Race from New York to Paris. Thomas Motor C. Buffalo, NY (reprinted by Floyd Clymer, Los Angeles, 1951 and Intrepid Publishing C. 1992. New York: Paragon House. Fenster, Julie M. (2005). Race of the Century: The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race. New York: Crown Publishers. Frady, Jackie L; Michael Sion; Cindie Geddes (2007). Against All Odds: The Great New York to Paris Automobile Race of 1908

the 1908 auto race from New York to Paris.

the 1908 auto race from New York to Paris. 1st ed. by Dermot Cole. Published 1991 by Paragon House in New York. New York to Paris Race, 1908.

The participants made their attempts and traveled from New York to Paris. This certainly has been a promise for a wild race, filled with many difficulties and adventures for the driving teams

The participants made their attempts and traveled from New York to Paris. Considering the state of the automobile technology and poor road infrastructure at the time, the race was a huge bite for all of the participants. Only three of the six competitors had completed the course. This certainly has been a promise for a wild race, filled with many difficulties and adventures for the driving teams. The planned route would take the racers across the United States, up through Canada into Alaska, over the Bering Strait (where race organizers hoped to survive the dreadful winter) to Siberia, through Russia and finally Europe and Paris - reports the Mashable.

The New York-to-Paris race was suppoed to be (and is still largely considered) the greatest of. .

The New York-to-Paris race was suppoed to be (and is still largely considered) the greatest of them all, even surpassing the prior year’s Peking-to-Paris competition, in which the winner, Italian Prince Scipione Borghese, enlisted donkeys and mules to pull his car and sipped oily water from its radiator to relieve his thirst. His captain was Hans Hendrick Hansen, a swashbuckling Norwegian who claimed to have sailed a Viking ship, solo, to the North Pole.

longest auto race in history: around the world, from New York to Paris. The 1965 movie The Great Race was loosely based on the 1908 event, which is being restaged for the centennial this year.

12, 1908, for the start of the longest auto race in history: around the world, from New York to Paris. A mechanic and jack-of-all-trades at the E. R. Thomas Motor Company in Buffalo, Schuster packed light, thinking he wouldn’t be gone too long. As it turned out, six months passed before he returned.

An account of the 1908 New York to Paris automobile race, the people involved, the often bizarre events that occured along the way, and what the race revealed about the world in the early years of the century
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Did you ever see the Hanna Barbera cartoon "The Wacky Races"? Well, that's what this race was like, outlandish characters in super-hyped machines traversing unrealistic landscapes in an all-out fight to the finish line. The event occurred in the days of yellow journalism, when, as in this case, newspapers like the New York Times and Le Matin created the news rather than reported it. Think of it - driving across the United States in winter, up through Alaska, over the frozen Bering Sea, through Siberia and onto Western Europe. The plan was folly; the attempt was insanity. Yet six automobiles enetered, each hoping to wrestle as much marketing lightning out of it as possible. The stories, the personalities and the results are compelling, and the fact that no one has ever attempted the feat since is astonishing, when one considers the infrastructural improvements that have taken place since 1908. It was an unique event, deftly unfurled in this book.
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Hard Driving: The 1908 Auto Race from New York to Paris ebook
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Dermot Cole
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