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The Expense Endurance Test

An unknown local photographer snapped this photo of the New York-Paris Protos at the moment of its departure from Ogden, UT on the morning of April 3, 1908. The small but curious crowd opens a way onto the street as driver Owen Snyder reaches for the gear lever. The man in the passenger seat was…

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Drawing a crowd

What a sight it must have been, when the American entry in the New York to Paris race in 1908 rolled through Kearney, Nebraska. This is the 1907 model 35 Thomas Flyer, with a 571 cubic inch engine rated at 70hp, that survives to the present.

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