Henry Ford Driving the Sweepstakes Racer Against Alexander Winton, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, October 10, 1901

Summary

This photograph shows Henry Ford in this race car, "Sweepstakes," as he begins to pass Alexander Winton, during a 10-mile race at Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1901. Winton's car was faster, and his experience greater, but he had engine problems and lost to the upstart Ford. With the win and backing of new investors, Ford began his second automobile company.

This photograph shows Henry Ford in this race car, "Sweepstakes," as he begins to pass Alexander Winton, during a 10-mile race at Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1901. Winton's car was faster, and his experience greater, but he had engine problems and lost to the upstart Ford. With the win and backing of new investors, Ford began his second automobile company.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

10 October 1901

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.98081.2

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: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Inscribed in lower part of image: GROSSE POINT TRACK SEPT. - 1901.

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