Algonquin Hill Climb, 8 June 1911

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. Cars competed in classes based on engine size or the cost or weight of the vehicle. This photograph shows the vehicles taking part in the 1911 Algonquin Hill Climb.

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. Cars competed in classes based on engine size or the cost or weight of the vehicle. This photograph shows the vehicles taking part in the 1911 Algonquin Hill Climb.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

08 June 1911

Collection Title

Phil Harms Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.103.P.756.0

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.00 in

Width: 10.00 in

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