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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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1968PlymouhtRoad Runner 426ci/425hp 3spd auto0.00013.540Car & Driver
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1967PlymouhtGTX 440ci/375hp 3spd auto6.00014.400Car & Driver