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New York to Paris: 1908

New York to Paris: 1908

February 1908. "Lelouvier and driver in Werner car, at start of New York to Paris automobile race." The course was from Times Square to the Eiffel Tower via Alaska and Siberia. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

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The Great Race

This reminds me of the film The Great Race where Jack Lemmon says to Peter Falk, "Push the button, Max!"

New York to Paris: 1908

The site for the documentary is

2008 Centennial - Documentary Film & NY to Paris Race

The Centennial of the 1908 New York to Paris Race will be celebrated with a new (made for TV) documentary 2 hour film. It will also mark Great Race 2008 starting in NYC on May 30, and finishing in Paris on August 2, 2008!

For additional details, including the 1908 Photo Gallery and continuing 1908 Race BLOG visit:


They are having another race like this one in 08, we should enter the red Chevy wagon we are all growing so fond of, if any car could make it..........

Talk about a rough race!!!!!

Here is good link for info on this

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