Flanders "20" car

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Stock #: 564666
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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A field of cane along the "Dixie Trail." The southern housewife is partial to "long sweetening" and every farmer along the route taken by the Flanders "20" Glidden Pathfinder seems to have a sorghum field. Flanders "20" is the lowest priced car that has ever been entrusted with the arduous task of laying out the Glidden Tour route. The route of the 1911 Glidden Tour was one of the longest and by far the most difficult ever selected. It was from New York City to Jacksonville, Fla., over roads that ranged all the way from excellent to - well, awful. The slippery red clay of the Carolinas was only surpassed in cussedness by the deep, shifting sands of Florida. In the tour several of America's highest priced cars ignominiously succumbed to the hardships of the roads - roads which, bad at their best, were indescribably bad on account of the torrential rains which fell during the tour. In laying out the route, the Flanders "20" Pathfinder performed such wonderful work that the official pilot, Mr. A.L Westgard, said, "No car at any price and of any power could have been better." And in the contest that followed, Flanders "20" (the same car that laid out the route and driven by the same man - Soules) was one of the few cars to finish with a perfect score.
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