Winners of the 1905 Oldsmobile Transcontinental Race

Summary

In 1905, two Oldsmobiles raced from New York City to Portland, Oregon for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. Driver Dwight Huss and mechanic and relief driver Milford Wigle piloted "Old Scout" ahead of "Old Steady," reaching Portland in forty-four days. Upon their arrival - seen here - the winning trio delivered a greeting to the president of the exposition.

In 1905, two Oldsmobiles raced from New York City to Portland, Oregon for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. Driver Dwight Huss and mechanic and relief driver Milford Wigle piloted "Old Scout" ahead of "Old Steady," reaching Portland in forty-four days. Upon their arrival - seen here - the winning trio delivered a greeting to the president of the exposition.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

20 June 1905

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.1774.CO.4651

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.938 in

Width: 4.938 in

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