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Doug’s Did You Know? 7 MPH Edition

July 19, 2022
Author: Liz Giannetti

The top speed of the winning car in the first U.S. race was seven miles per hour. Frank Duryea reached this speed when he raced on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1895 in a Chicago-Times Herald sponsored 54-mile race from downtown Chicago to Evanston and back.