Born in Germany, Margurite Nagangast came to the U.S. in 1893 at the age of 16. Sometime thereafter she began bicycle racing and by 1900 she had established new world distance records for 500, 1000, 2000 and 2600 miles, that latter achieved in 295 hours and 55 minutes, eclipsing all previous marks which were held by men….
Look at the grin on the faces of these two young gentlemen. And for good reason, they are seated in a 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat; a most capable machine for any type of outing they might have planned.
Here are some early automotive schools and students. Where are the teachers?
A Long Island New York Auto Club competition photo, showing a 1908 Packard Model 30 and a Matheson on the right above. What appears to be the same Matheson below with possibly a Jackson on the right. Photo courtesy of the Robert C. Laurens Collection.
A proud looking young man and a Harley-Davidson, which appears to be from either the late teens or early twenties vintage.
It sure looks like Brown’s Store was the place to fill your automotive needs, in Stephentown, NY.