Riverside Hillclimb Trophy Awarded to Model N Ford, 1906

Summary

Early 20th-century hill-climb competitions tested an automobile's ability to climb steep grades and navigate uneven roads and do both at the fastest possible speed. Former bicycle racer Charles Fuller Gates won this trophy at a 1906 hill-climb event at Riverside, California, driving a Ford Model N.

Early 20th-century hill-climb competitions tested an automobile's ability to climb steep grades and navigate uneven roads and do both at the fastest possible speed. Former bicycle racer Charles Fuller Gates won this trophy at a 1906 hill-climb event at Riverside, California, driving a Ford Model N.

Artifact

Trophy (Object)

Date Made

1906

Subject Date

11 November 1906

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2004.0.9.22

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Silver (Metal)

Color

Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Width: 9.125 in

Length: 5 in

Inscriptions

Engraved on obverse: CHARLES FULLERGATE / TROPHY / LIGHT RUNABOUT CLASS / HILL CLIMB / RIVERSIDE, NOV 29-1906 / WON BY / MODEL N. / FORD Handwritten on sticker on front: F 125 Bottom: PAIRPOINT MFG. CO / NEW BEDFORD MASS / QUADRUPLE PLATE / PAT APL'D FOR / 3398

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