Date Location Driver Driver Country Vehicle Power Speed over
1 Km
Speed over
1 Mile
Jan 28, 1904 Daytona Beach, USA William K. Vanderbilt   Mercedes 90
4-cylinder in-line
IC 92.299    

The zenith of Vanderbilt’s racing career was the Ormond-Daytona Beach Automobile Tournament in January 1904. For the event, he purchased a giant 90-hp Mercedes, among the most powerful cars in the world. On January 27th, he set the one-mile land speed record on the beach going 92.3 mph, surpassing the record established earlier in the month by Henry Ford.

Mercedes 90

Mercedes 90
Mercedes 90