How many of you have considered how long the car hobby has been in existence? Modifying cars and racing them has been going on since before the 1900s. The first automobile race was in France in 1895. It went from Paris to Bordeaux and back. The distance was 1,178 km. The average speed was 24.15 mph. Organized racing in the U.S. also began in 1895 and the first race was the Chicago Times Herald. It went from Chicago to Evanston Illinois and back (87 km), on Thanksgiving Day 1895.
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