Some of you may have gone to the National Auto Museum during your stay in Reno, NV. The Exhibit on the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race has some very interesting journals and pictures. Of course, automobiles were supposed to replace the need for horses; however, throughout the race, horses were used to assist the mechanical beasts along their journey. Teams of horses pulled the vehicle across waterways, out of snow and mud, and even ran along side just for fun.

The Thomas Flyer traveled through Asia and Russia where the photo shows a herd of wild horses accompanying the horseless carriage! The horses, both domestic and wild, were an important aspect and essential feature of the success for the completion of the race.

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