Automobile Race for the Vanderbilt Cup (film #10 on America at Work, America at Leisure. Also in the Historical section of Open Video Project). [Category: Early Film & TV]

An early car race, filmed from various points on the track. On the final straightaway, the crowd stands much too close to the track––I’m surprised somebody didn’t get killed. Of course, the speeds of the cars were considerably slower back then, but still. A 1904 Biograph film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: **.

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