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Henry Ford Driving the Sweepstakes Racer Against Alexander Winton, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, October 10, 1901

1901-10-10

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

This photograph shows Henry Ford in this race car, "Sweepstakes," as he begins to pass Alexander Winton, during a 10-mile race at Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1901. Winton's car was faster, and his experience greater, but he had engine problems and lost to the upstart Ford. With the win and backing of new investors, Ford began his second automobile company.

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