World History Moment: The Great Race (Feb. 12, 1908)

World History Moment: The Great Race (Feb. 12, 1908)
World History Moment: The Great Race (Feb. 12, 1908)

World History Moment: The Great Race (Feb. 12, 1908)

Just over a century ago today the gentlemen of The Great Race were starting their engines in Times Square, preparing to set out on an around-the-world race from New York to Paris. Historian John Schmidt gives us a play by play of the automobile's grand debut. (Photo: Flickr/greatracelegends)