Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Glidden Tour - Detroit to Denver

The American Automobile Association (AAA) sponsored the Glidden Tour. The name "Glidden" comes from Charles J. Glidden, a wealthy New England industrialist and avid automobile supporter, who became the most notable when he offered a $2,000 trophy to the AAA to be competed for by the touring cars.

The race itself  began on July 12th, 1909, but, being designated the pathfinder vehicle, the E-M-F ventured out 3 months earlier on April 12th with tour officials to measure, map and photograph the tour route in time for publication for all tour participants. 

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