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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
2011Land RoverLR4 HSE6.60015.100Car & Driver
2010Land RoverRange Rover Sport Supercharged5.10013.700Car & Driver
2007Land RoverRange Rover Sport Supercharged6.60015.000Road and Track
2006Land RoverRange Rover7.00015.400motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2005Land RoverLR38.00016.700motorweek.org
2004Land RoverFreelander10.60017.900motorweek.org
2003Land RoverFreelander SE310.20017.700motorweek.org