March 8, 1908
From New York to Fort Leavenworth in eighteen days was the record of the Studebaker automobile, which arrived at the fort yesterday after on of the hardest drives ever attempted by a motor car in this country. While the ride of the Studebaker machine was purely an army test, the fact that it started from New York six days after the New York-to-Paris autos and arrived in Chicago five minutes ahead of the first car in the Paris race was a source of much gratification to the army motorists.
W. L. Walls, Kansas City representative of the Studebaker concern, was in the army motor car and drove the machine on its final lap from Atchison to Fort Leavenworth. A score of motorists from Leavenworth started out early yesterday morning and met the Studebaker machine about fifteen minutes from Leavenworth. They escorted the machine into the camp of Brigadier General Hall, commandant of the Army Service school.
The Studebaker car carried a message from General Frederick Dent Grant, to Colonel Loughborough, commandant at the Fort Leavenworth post. Colonel Loughborough and his staff extended a royal welcome to the motorists.