National Geographic : 1916 Sep
New York 1:30 a. m. Monday Cleveland 7:55 p. m. Mon. 647 mi. Av.34m.p.h. Merrillville INDIANA (Near Chicago) 6:45 a. m. Tues. 977 mi. Av. 33.3 m. p. h. Cedar Rapids 3:45 p. m. Tues. 1235 mi. Av.33m.p.h. Omaha 1:05 a. m. Wed. 1536 mi. Av.33m.p.h. Cheyenne 4:50 p. m. Wed. 2113 mi. Av. 32.3 m. p. h. Evanston WYOMING 11:30 a. m . Thurs. 2529 mi. Av. 30.1 m. p. h. Ely NEVADA 7:55 a. m. Fri. 2890 mi. Av. 27.6 m. p. h. Reno 5:31 a. m. Sat. 3240 mi. Av. 25.7 m. p. h. San Francisco 5:00 p. m. Sat. 3476 mi. Av. 25.1 m. p. h. Marmon 34 Makes CROSS-CONTINENT RECORD New York to San Francisco 5 Days-182 Hours 3476 Miles S. B. Stevens, Chairman of the Motor Reserve Division of the American Defense Society, planned this record-breaking run. He drove personally over 1500 miles of the distance. The run was made under the auspices of the Society to demon strate the possible speed and practicability of motor car transportation across the Continent. The car was sealed at the start and checked up at the finish by the Automobile Club of America. This is the most remarkable and fastest journey ever made across the United States in a motor car. The average rate of speed was almost equal to that of fast trans-continental trains. The car was a Marmon 34 touring car, of regular production. This is final proof of the soundness of the advanced principles which make up this remarkable car, a few of which are: A scientifically constructed car of 136 inch wheelbase, 1100 pounds lighter than cars of equal size and power. A perfectly balanced car-easily handled-with low center of gravity and TW( a minimum of un, FA( sprung weight elimi- inmaking nating body sway at Lynite Al hig speeds.block mot. high speeds. Lynite Alk The new Marmon g% frame construction $ inches deep and steel OV CT< this r umin orc iminu 0/1 running boards an integral part. The cross cantilever rear spring construction which protects the car from road shocks and insures exceptional riding comfort. 'ITAL The Marmon sys ORS ter of chassis self ecord were lubrication, which um mono- eliminates allbutfour asting and im pistons. grease cups on the 5pwI entire car. The powerful, || rapi d accelerating, six Ir cylinder, overhead valve NJ motor, and many other dis tinctive advanced features. No Changes for 1917 There will be no change in the Marmon 34 for 1917 save per haps minor refinements such as are likely to be made at any time during a season's production. NORDYKE & MARMON COMPANY Established 1851 INDIANAPOLIS, IND. ''Mention the Geographic-It identifies you.'