White Plains NY
Wow, great photo. What's that pipe-thing in front of the radiator, maybe an early air dam to try to hold that car on the ground?
The race was in April. Just a month later, the driver that came in second, from an Italian team, killed himself in a practice run at another race in New York, trying to exceed the horrifically fast speed of 51 MPH in his Speedster. When will those speed-deamons learn that God didn't intend for people to go so fast? Actually, the New York Times archives had very excellent coverage in the news papper of these early races; and you can look at most of the daily repots on these races on-line in the NYT archives, but unfortunately without photos of the races for the most part.
Notice, too, the 10 spoke wheel construction, the thinness of the spokes, and the great weight of the car, all too frequently resulting in wheel collaspe in a tight turn.
No wonder Ford had such great success in October 1908 with the sale of his new nimble lightweight car. Rollie