Above is a second photo of Robertson and Lescault, the winners of the 1908 October 2-3 Brighton Beach 24 hour race in the 50 h.p. Simplex. Below is a Stearns which is a 30/60 h.p. car which was driven by Grosso, Marquis and Oldfield to a 6th place finish after covering 519 miles.
Two interesting things can be noted from the photos. As these races ran all night long they had to use acetylene gas headlamps, on the Simplex above we can see two tanks on the back and we can see one below on the Stearns. They appear to be Prestolite tanks, if so, 1908 may have been the start of Carl Fischer supplying these tanks to motorists. And secondly the car behind the 30/60 Stearns appears to be to be the BIG ONE, a 45/90 Stearns six cylinder, a very rare bird which appears to have also run the event. Photos from the Peter Helck Collection, courtesy of Racemaker Press.