1910 Jackson Car racing a Wright Biplane

1910 Jackson Car racing a Wright Biplane Wahpeton North Dakota

Stock #: 564321
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Wahpeton
State: North Dakota (ND)
County: Richland
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Jackson Racing an Aeroplane - In the little town of Wahpeton, N.D., not long ago, was pulled off one of the most spectacular auto-aeroplane races of the scores that have been held since the aeroplane has been a practical machine. It was between a Jackson car and a Wright biplan; and the fact that the air machine - by cutting corners and not following the course - won the race, detracts in no way from the creditable performance of the car. As it was = with conditions in favor of the aeroplane and against the automobile - the former's lead was barely a length. The track at Wahpeton is a half-mile in circumference, and of clay, and on the day of the race was heavy from recent rains. In spite of these handicaps, the Jackson made the five miles in six minutes, fifteen seconds. The car's fastest mile was one minute, four seconds. The car was 1910 model and carried its regular equipment. After the race the aeroplane operator said he had forced his machine to the limit of its speed throughout.