Chicago Auto Show Recreates America’s First Rally With Alt-Fuel Cars

In 1895, the Chicago Times-Herald held what many believe is the first officially sanctioned motor race in the United States. Six cutting-edge vehicles raced 50 miles between Chicago and Evanston, and only two of the six vehicles even managed to finish the race. Today, the Chicago Auto Show is recreating that historic race with a fleet of alt-fuel vehicles including the Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S.

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