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1908 New York to Paris Automobile Race

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Pre-WWII Racing

1908 New York to Paris Automobile Race
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An automobile race around the world from Times Square in New York City to Paris, France.  A book about the race, co-written by winning driver George Schuster, titled The Longest Auto Race, was published in 1966.  The race was won by a Thomas Model 35 called the Thomas Flyer.


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Speed Smith: Issue 1 Ordeal by Auto
Speed Smith, Spring 1952
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Speed Smith: Issue 1 Ordeal by Auto
Speed Smith, Spring 1952
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Speed Smith: Issue 1 Ordeal by Auto
Speed Smith, Spring 1952
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Speed Smith: Issue 1 Ordeal by Auto
Speed Smith, Spring 1952
View Speed Smith: Issue 13 - 582KB
Hot Rod and Speedway Comics: Issue 2 New York to Paris on Wheels
Hot Rod and Speedway Comics #2, September 1952
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Hot Rod and Speedway Comics: Issue 2 New York to Paris on Wheels
Hot Rod and Speedway Comics #2, September 1952
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Hot Rod and Speedway Comics: Issue 2 New York to Paris on Wheels
Hot Rod and Speedway Comics #2, September 1952
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Hot Rod and Speedway Comics: Issue 2 New York to Paris on Wheels
Hot Rod and Speedway Comics #2, September 1952
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Hot Rod and Speedway Comics: Issue 2 New York to Paris on Wheels
Hot Rod and Speedway Comics #2, September 1952
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Hot Rod and Speedway Comics: Issue 2 New York to Paris on Wheels
Hot Rod and Speedway Comics #2, September 1952
View Hot Rod and Speedway Comics: Issue 2 - 363KB


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 20, 1908Fascination of Auto Race Bulletins.The New York Times
July 30, 1908The Longest Auto RaceKirkus News Service
January 1966The Longest Auto RaceThe John Day Company
August 17, 2006'Great Race' Re-creates 1908 CompetitionMike O'Sullivan


Model Kits & Die Cast Cars

TypeBrandItem NumberSeriesNameScaleNotes
Model KitAMTT232Thomas Flyer1:25Thomas Model 35




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