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SPORTING CRONOLOGY FOR 1906: AUTOMOBILES

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SPORTING CRONOLOGY FOR 1906: AUTOMOBILES

The Salt Lake Herald
December 30, 1906


Jan. 23—Marriott drives mile in 31 4-5 seconds in steam car at Ormonde, breaking record.
Jan. 24—Marriott breaks five-mile record at Ormonde, going distance in 2:47 1-5.
Jan. 26—Marriott again lowers record, driving mile in 28 1-5 seconds, at Ormonde.
Jan. 27—Clifford Earp drives 100 miles in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 14 seconds at Ormonde, breaking world's record.
Jan. 29—Victor Demogeot drives two miles at Ormonde in 58 4-5 seconds, breading world's record.
May 24—Auto club formed to build speedway from Salt Lake to Saltair.
June 27—Sisz wins Sarthe auto race in France. Distance, 1,236 kilometers.
July 28—Thirteen autos finish in Glidden tour. Travel 1,134 miles in ten days, over country roads.
Aug. 17—Sam Sharman drives auto from Ogden to Salt Lake in 1 hour, 24 minutes, establishing new record.
Sept. 22—Joseph Tracy wins elimination trials for Vanderbilt cup race.
Oct. 6—Louis Wagner wins Vanderbilt cup race. Distance, 287.1 miles, 290 minutes, 10 2-5 seconds.



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