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1909 Battleship

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The Battleship in 1909 after being fitted with a plush, maroon touring car body and a powerful 452ci twin-plug Continental Four. For a couple of years, the Battleship traveled the Midwest flaunting a challenge: The driver of any car that could follow the battleship for 10 minutes on rough ground could earn a $1,000 prize. In the summer of 1911 alone, 116 cars tried and none succeeded.

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