I'm surprised at the number of miles owners put on their cars "in the day." It's also interesting (to me) to track the history of a car:
A Model K participates in races outside Winnipeg on July 21, 1907:
The article says the car was recently purchased by W. J. Gourlay of Calgary.
According to the Ford-Canada ledger (thank you Steven Miller and John Biggs), this chassis (#499) was received at Walkerville, Canada on April 11, 1907. The ledger confirms the car was delivered to "Western Auto Co. for W. Gurley:"
This ledger page doesn't list the sale/delivery date (when the chassis was completed and sold), however the first ledger page of Canada Model K does, and the quickest time a chassis is received in Walkerville until sold is about one month (fourth car down, #156):
If the turnaround was similar, this Model K has traveled 3700 miles in about two months, and will add over 800 more miles by the time it returns to Calgary.
The car that wins the race (Model K touring 2nd) was a 40 hp 4 cyl. Oldsmobile "Flying Roadster" and listed for $2750 (U.S.):
(Message edited by rob on October 26, 2014)