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TimesSquare-StartingLine.jpg

The starting line-up in Times Square. Mayor George B. McClellan of New York was to start the Race, but couldn't get through the dense crowds of 250,000 spectators. At 11:15 the morning of February 12, 1908 President Colgate Hoyt of the American Automobile Club raised a gold plated pistol into the air, and fired the shot starting this epic Automotive event.

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Taken on April 18, 2007