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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.
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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
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- Piers & wharves--Maine--Old Orchard
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