American Grand Prize Races historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
American Grand Prize Races historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Chatham County
Automobile racing--Georgia--Savannah
Location:
United States, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, 32.08354, -81.09983
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Waters Avenue at East 46th Street, Savannah
Text of marker: "AMERICAN GRAND PRIZE RACES, 1910 AND 1911 VANDERBILT CUP RACE, 1911. On each side of Waters Avenue at this site stood the grandstands built for the famous Savannah automobile races in 1910 and 1911. The starting and finishing line was located in front of the stands. On November 12, 1910, David Bruce-Brown won the American Grand Prize Race of 415 miles by only one and a half seconds, averaging 70.55 miles per hour in a Benz car. The Grand Prize Race held on November 30, 1911, was also won by Bruce-Brown, driving a Fiat, with an average speed of 74.45 miles per hour. On November 27, 1911, Ralph Mulford, at the wheel of an American-made Lozier, was victor in the Vanderbilt Cup Race, averaging 74.07 miles per hour. These races which were run over a course of 17 miles of fine roads in Chatham County are considered by authorities as the greatest automobile road races held in this country. Of international interest and importance, the events contributed their share in the development of the early automobile industry in America. 025-33 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_american-grand-prize-races
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_american-grand-prize-races
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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