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Title:
Coast-to-coast auto races of the early 1900s : three contests that changed the world
Author:
McConnell, Curt, 1959-
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Publication Information:
Warrendale, PA : Society of Automotive Engineers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780768006049
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV1033 .M39 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Buffalo Collection Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

Drawing from newspaper accounts of the time, McConnell tells the stories behind three races: the 1905 contest between two curved-dash Oldsmobiles, from New York City to Portland, Oregon; the wintertime crossing of America during the 1908 New York-Paris contest; and the 1909 New York-Seattle race. He


Author Notes

Curt McConnell has written about automotive history for Automobile Quarterly, the Horseless Carriage Club of America's Horseless Carriage Gazette, and the Society of Automotive Historians' SAH Journal. His articles on automotive history and other subjects have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Christian Science Monitor and other major newspapers


Table of Contents

Dedicationp. v
Photo Creditsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 Coast-to-Coast Racing Stunt Expands Auto's Influencep. 1
Chapter 2 An Act of Splendid Folly: New York to Paris by Autop. 47
Chapter 3 New York to Seattle: A Wild Race across the Continentp. 137
Notesp. 217
Appendix Transcontinental Races at a Glancep. 245
Indexp. 249
About the Authorp. 265

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