To follow up on the recent auto-related postings (Mustangs, etc.): 1895 Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race (that's around 700 miles) 47 entries: 26 gasoline cars 10 steam cars 2 electric cars 1 steam quadcycle 5 gasoline bicycles 1 steam bicycle 1 steam tricycle 1 gasoline tricycle (I transcribed the above from scan a newspaper article of the day, available online) There is a Wikipedia page about the race. André Michelin did not finish... first car to race with pneumatic tires! 3000 lbs curb weight. Huh?