1895 Chicago Times-Herald Race Chicago Times-Herald Race.jpg
Held on November 28, 1895 at Chicago-Evanston Circuit in Chicago, IL
1 L, 52.4 M, 84.33 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 Frank Duryea Dureya running
2 19 Oscar Mueller Benz running
3 22 Jerry O'Connor Benz out
RACE DATA
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Time of Race: 10h:23:00
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Margin of Victory: 95 minutes
Average Speed: 5.05 mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
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STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
  • Generally agreed upon as the first ever automobile race held in America
  • Six drivers started the race.
  • The original course of the race was to run from Chicago north to Milwaukee, but the roads were found to be too poor for early cars to easily traverse. The route was changed to be only 54 miles (87 km) from Chicago to Evanston and back. The finish line was near what is now the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (what had been the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 Columbian Exposition).
  • The race was intended to be held on November 2, but few cars had shown up, and the race was rescheduled. Eighty-three cars were initially entered into the race, but only six arrived for the actual competition. Many of the entrants did not have their cars completed on time, and several were unable to make the journey. Elwood Haynes' car, which was a favorite to win the race, was damaged en route and unable to compete