Monday, October 13, 2008

The Longest Auto Race Centennial

Nov. 2 Join us at the Tonopah Convention Center at 7 p.m. when Jeff Mahl gives a live, first person presentation “Bandits, Guns and Automobiles.” Jeff Mahl takes you back to the turn of the last century for this incredible adventure, just as he heard the saga from his great-grandfather George Schuster, Sr., driver and winner of the Great Auto Race of 1908. Come learn why Tonopah played such an important role in George Schuster’s winning of the race in the 1907 Thomas Flyer.

Admission is free and donations benefit the Tonopah Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Jeff’s presentation and the Great Auto Race of 1908, please visit the website at

Nov. 3 Join us to watch the arrival of the vintage cars participating in the Longest Auto Race Centennial as they re-create the original New York – San Francisco route from the Great Auto Race of 1908. This will be the only re-enactment of the race route in the centennial year.

For more information about the Longest Auto Race Centennial, please visit the website at