January 27, 2005

Today in Automotive History 1904

Today in Automotive History

1904 Internal Combustion Strikes Back

American racer William K. Vanderbilt set a new land-speed record of 76.086mph in a gasoline-driven Mors automobile at Ablis, France. It was the first major speed record to be set by an internal-combustion car. All previous records had been set by steam- and battery-powered cars.

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