In 1915, the Reno Commercial Club offered a trophy for the first car to travel a new route from San Francisco to Reno. This may sound easy, but much of the way across the Sierras involved slowly winching and pushing the 1915 Buick through snow and ice along an unplowed, steep, narrow, ill-defined road. In fact, you may wonder that these men attempted such a feat for a mere trophy! The film was copied by Blackhawk in 1968 from an original nitrate print loaned by an elderly and secretive private collector. Music by Eric Beheim.
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WOW! truly obsessed with the task. Pretty cool. us wimps of today wouldn't do this trek.
All that for a stupid tiny trophy! Not worth the drive..lol. But great early footage and amazing shots of the Sierra, SF and Reno.
amazing. My gearhead bf, retired, and his New Hampshire gearhead cousins would absolutely love this movie. They are even restoring many autos that have sled/skis. OMG.. amazing!