world's first automobile race - green bay to madison 1878

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world's first automobile race - green bay to madison 1878

Postby gozer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:19 pm

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Record ... per/BA3778

about 6 mph or 10 km/h was the average speed of the winning vehicle; a half dozen or more steam vehicles designed to win a prize of $10k from the state government offered in 1875 for the first mechanical vehicle to go sustainably faster than an animal, for 200 miles, two finished.

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Re: world's first automobile race - green bay to madison 1878

Postby Shorty » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:03 am

Ah the good ol days.

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Re: world's first automobile race - green bay to madison 1878

Postby gargantua » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:32 pm

I wonder if the roads were better back then.


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