Jan 13 2017

Driver of the Week: Charles Ewing Easter -Winner of the 1908 Jericho Sweepstakes

This week's driver of the week is Charles Ewing Easter who drove the #N3 Buick to victory in the 1908 Jericho Sweepstakes.


Howard Kroplick

Courtesy of the book "The First American Grand Prix" by Tanya A. Bailey

1908 Nassau Sweepstakes

At the starting line for the beginning of the Nassau Sweepstakes which ran concurrently with the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.

Starter Fred Wagner is standing to the left of Easter.

Easter is seen here driving the Buick past the Central Avenue/LIRR Bridge in Bethpage.

Easter finished first, averaging 44 miles per hour.


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