Clayton Carris and co-driver L.L. Whitman drove an air-cooled Franklin car from San Francisco to New York in the summer of 1904 in record time.
This 8 minute video uses the pictures they took along the way to tell the story of driving across America more than 100 years ago.
No gas stations. Few roads. Great adventure. It can also be viewed as of May 15, 2010, in the Franklin building at The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners Michigan.
With ragtime accompaniment by Glenn Jenks.