I was looking into the 1909 "Ocean to Ocean Race" and found this at the Univ. of Washington Libraries. The description:
"Story of the Race: How the Ford Car Won the Transcontinental Contest for the Guggenheim Trophy Told by One of the Crew on Ford Car No. 1"
I have not seen it before, some good photos and descriptions of the race for anyone interested.
Here is a link to a previous Forum discussion.
I should have spoken with Fred about this last week.......
Yes, in hindsight that would have been a good opportunity, had we been thinking along those lines. Regards, John
Rob,I enjoy your post about the early Fords.Bud.
Thank you, and welcome back,
Oops, thanks Bud, the welcome back was on something else. . I wish we got "do overs" ....
Here are photos of an original 1909 Ford Motor Company booklet "The story of the Race".
Notice the color printing, fold out color map attached to the rear cover and the fact that it was sent to an address in New Jersey.
Here is a photo of the 1959 Ford reprint front cover.
The map is not fold out in the reprint.
Ron the Coilman
Is the dotted line on the map the route they took back to New York?
Thanks for posting the original.
Yes. This is what the reprint says above the map:
And the description of the return route: