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First auto race on a track in the United States.

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First auto race on a track in the United States.
Negative #: 88-6393

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American Racing: A Diversity of Innovation — Europe vs. America

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First auto race on a track in the U.S.
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From the Smithsonian Collection
This is the start of the first track race held in the United States, in Narragansett Park, Providence, Rhode Island. Held in September 1896, the competing cars were mostly Duryeas, but all events were won by a Riker electric.
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Date Made:
September 1896
Locations:
Rhode Island
Note:
Narragansett Park, Providence, Rhode Island

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