The Thomas Tee
The Great Auto Race began in New York City on February 12, 1908. At the line were 6 cars representing 4 nations. Only 3 of the 6 teams completed the race, which took 169 days, and covered 22,000 miles and 3 continents. The Buffalo built Thomas Flyer, led by Buffalo native George Schuster, claimed victory in Paris on July 30, 1908.