Car No. 2, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1912

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Car No. 2, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1912

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Car No. 2 on Old Orchard Beach, where auto racing was held at least from 1911 to 1913.

The beach at low tide made a good racing surface; races could take place two hours either side of low tide.

The start and finish line was the pier and Googins' Rocks was the southernmost turning point.

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About This Item

  • Title: Car No. 2, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1912
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald
  • Creation Date: circa 1912
  • Subject Date: circa 1912
  • Local Name: Googins' Rocks
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.1050
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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