Times-Herald Race was the first scheduled auto race in North America. It ran from Jackson Park in Chicago north to Evanston and back.
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The race was held on Thanksgiving day (November 28th), 1895, having been postponed from November 2nd. Six cars started but only 2 finished. The Duryea entry, driven by J. Frank Duryea, won in 10 hours and 23 minutes, including 2 off course excursions and one 55 minute stop for repairs after a steering arm broke. The only other car to finish was the Benz of Oscar Mueller, who enlisted the help of his ride-along umpire, C.B. King, to drive the last hour after he became sick.
|Gordon Eliot White, Lost Race Tracks: Treasures of Automobile Racing. Hudson, Wisconsin: Iconographix, 2006 , ISBN 1583880844 , pp. 34-35. Order from Powell's Books|
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 1-4. Order from National Speedway Directory|
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The location used is the start of the race in Jackson Park.
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