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H.S. Harkness in his Mercedes-Simplex, winning five-miles event
在这辆宾士车于1902年赢得底特律的格洛斯波因特 (Grosse Pointe) 比赛之前,赛车已经有一段很长的历史了

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现在的赛车比赛,例如印第500大赛 (Indianapolis 500) ,有许多时髦豪华、色彩丰富的汽车会在跑道上呼啸而过,这些车子的速度实在太快,有些甚至会在比赛时跑出跑道而翻车。 

西元1895年时,赛车才刚刚开始,那是一种特别的运动。18951128日,六部「摩托车」 (无马运输工具的昵称) 在早上855分从芝加哥杰克森公园出发,进行一场54英里长的赛程,目的地是伊利诺州的伊文斯坦 (Evanston) ,回程时已经是满地白雪了。这场比赛的获胜者是由法兰克.杜伊尔 (J. Frank Duryea) 驾驶的五号汽车,他已超过10小时的时间,平均时数7.3英里跑完全程。

Auto races of today, such as the Indianapolis 500, have sleek, colorful cars screeching around a racetrack at speeds so fast that some spin off into the sides of the track, flipping over as they go.

Back in 1895, auto racing was just beginning and it was a very different sort of sport. On November 28, 1895, six "motocycles" (a nickname for a horseless vehicle) left Chicago's Jackson Park at 8:55 a.m. for a 54-mile race to Evanston, Illinois, and back through the snow. The winner, Number 5, driven by inventor J. Frank Duryea, won the race in just over 10 hours with an average speed of 7.3 miles per hour!

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