Algonquin Hill Climb Trophy Won by Frank Kulick Driving a Ford, 1912

Summary

Hill climbing contests combine steep grades, hairpin turns and dangerous drops for some of the most challenging races in motorsport. Early competitions not only tested the driver's skills but showcased the practical performance of the automobile. At the 1912 Algonquin Hill Climb Frank Kulick -- driving a stripped down Model T for the Ford Motor Company -- broke multiple course records and won several trophies.

Hill climbing contests combine steep grades, hairpin turns and dangerous drops for some of the most challenging races in motorsport. Early competitions not only tested the driver's skills but showcased the practical performance of the automobile. At the 1912 Algonquin Hill Climb Frank Kulick -- driving a stripped down Model T for the Ford Motor Company -- broke multiple course records and won several trophies.

Artifact

Trophy (Object)

Date Made

1912

Subject Date

20 June 1912

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2004.0.9.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Silver (Metal)

Color

Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 inches

Width: 11 inches

Inscriptions

Engraved on obverse: ALGONQUIN HILL CLIMB / JUNE 20TH 1912 / CLASS C-DIVISION 4C. / won by / FORD SPECIAL / FORD MOTOR CO Bottom: MADE AND GUARANTEED / MERIDEN B COMPANY / ROGERS BROS / 9226 / MADE IN AMERICA

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