Winton Race Trophy, a Punch Bowl, Tray and Cups Won by Henry Ford Driving the "Sweepstakes" Racer in 1901

Summary

Henry Ford received this cut-glass punch bowl after beating Alexander Winton in an automobile race at Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in October 1901. Winton was so heavily favored that, according to lore, race promoters chose a prize that would look good in Winton's home. Instead, it became the first trophy awarded to Ford's racing program -- and the only one won by Henry Ford himself.

Henry Ford received this cut-glass punch bowl after beating Alexander Winton in an automobile race at Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in October 1901. Winton was so heavily favored that, according to lore, race promoters chose a prize that would look good in Winton's home. Instead, it became the first trophy awarded to Ford's racing program -- and the only one won by Henry Ford himself.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1901

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.3140.B

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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