Last week I asked what car had cost $2,300. It had a top speed of 23 km/h. It might have even run on loaves of bread, and it was the electric Baker. In 1903 a Baker Electric was bought by King Chulalongkorn of Siam. It was trimmed with ivory and gold, and upholstered with pigskin seats.
So to this week. We talk in awe of today’s F1 drivers coming from the rear of the field and winning. One of the best was John Watson who made up 22 places in a U.S. Grand Prix West in Long Beach harbor. But that pales into insignificance, compared to a Frenchman who won a Paris-Bordeaux race by passing several cars. Just how many did he pass? Guess first then do your research. You will be surprised.