An air of expectancy swept through the crowd... the excitement filled the air. The first of 50 automobiles was expected any moment.
A brass band played. Sousa was the perfect music for the occasion... loud, brassy and with no doubts about the effect. Brash excitement!
And finally a winner appeared in the distance! The first automobile to cross the finish line, having driven from coast to coast... New York City to Seattle in one month. A cause for celebration at the Ocean to Ocean race.
As you can see from the map, it was quite a journey. Very nearly the same route I once drove on my way from New York to Seattle. But I was lucky enough to detour through the Black Hills and Yellowstone.