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On this day: 08-21-1903

America´s first transcontinental auto race is completed

America´s first transcontinental auto race, stretching from New York City to San Francisco, was completed on this day. The race was finished by Tom Fetch and M.C. Karrup in two Model F Packards, travelling an average of 80 miles per day for 51 days. They arrived covered in mud and exhausted. Along the way, the two travelers and their motorcars generated quite a bit of interest as they drove through many rural areas where automobiles were a rare sight. In one instance, a couple of Nebraska farmers, suspicious of the vehicles, threatened Fetch and Karrup with shotguns.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1966AC CarsCobra 427ci/425hp 4spd0.00012.200Car Craft
1964AC CarsCobra 289ci/271hp 4spd5.70014.000Car Life
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1963AC CarsCobra 289ci/271hp 4spd5.80013.800Motor Trend