Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Lewis Strang at Wheel of Fiat Car -- October 3, 2007

I may have mentioned that I enjoy the look of pre-WWII racing cars. This photo from the 29-October-1909 San Francisco Call shows driver Lewis Strang and his mechanic in a Fiat car. They were considered favorites for the upcoming Vanderbilt Cup race at the Long Island Motor Parkway. Harry Grant won the race on 30-October-1909 in an ALCO. ALCO was an American locomotive builder. He averaged more than 63 miles an hour. Strang's radiator broke in the first lap.

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