Ford Model T in the Mud during the New York-Seattle Transcontinental Race, 1909

Summary

Ford Motor Company promoted the Model T's reliability by entering two of the cars in the 1909 Transcontinental Race between New York and Seattle. It was a demanding race over rough country at a time when roads were nearly non-existent. After 23 days, one of the Model Ts reached Seattle first but was disqualified due to repairs made en route.

Ford Motor Company promoted the Model T's reliability by entering two of the cars in the 1909 Transcontinental Race between New York and Seattle. It was a demanding race over rough country at a time when roads were nearly non-existent. After 23 days, one of the Model Ts reached Seattle first but was disqualified due to repairs made en route.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1909

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.80028.13

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 in

Width: 10 in

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