Early 20th century

Early 20th century
For a more detailed history of 20th century steam cars, see steam car.

In 1906 the Land Speed Record was broken by a Stanley steam car, piloted by Fred Marriot, which achieved 127 mph (203 km/h) at Ormond Beach, Florida. This annual week-long “Speed Week” was the forerunner of today’s Daytona 500. This record was not exceeded until 1910, and has not been broken by a steam car since.

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