We have all seen the amazing acceleration that can be produced by modern electric cars. Tesla beating a 427 Ford Cobra in an drag race. In the early days of the automobile, would a Baker Electric out accelerate a Ford T or Maxwell?
I've noticed electric and steam contests alongside gas auto races. A little checking revealed another "999" set a world speed record, other than Henry Ford's racer. It was a Baker Torpedo electric:
The builder of the Ford version of 999, with one of his electrics:
From "Electric Vehicle" magazine, 1916
The Ford family also owned at least one Marmon Model 34 at sometime in the period 1916 to 1922 prior to the purchase of Lincoln.
This 1922 Detroit Electric coupe has a body family resemblance to a Model T coupe. Different body companies.
Following production of the Model K, Henry Ford owned several high end non Ford cars, including Minerva and Renault and Rolls Royce:
Now THAT is funny! LOL!