BUY PRINT    February 12, 1908. Montague Roberts in Times Square driving the Thomas Flyer at the start of the New York to Paris automobile race 100 years ago today. Five months later the car rolled into Paree and won, with considerable drama along the way. There's an entertaining account of the competition in the New York Times, which sponsored the event a century ago. 5x7 glass negative by George Grantham Bain, whose photos illustrate the NYT article. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos