Metz Car in 24-Hour Endurance Run

The Automobile

November 18, 1909

Metz Car in 24-Hour Endurance Run

Waltham, Mass., Nov. 13 – The makers of the Metz car, which is usually sold unassembled, the parts being put together by the purchaser, gave one of their machines a strenuous reliability test recently. The run was over a five – mile course in the vicinity of Waltham, of which Glenn Curtiss in his motorcycle days once said: “For a speed contest this course is about the limit; but for an endurance run it’s a dandy.”

The car started at 5:45 P.M. One hundred miles were completed at 10:24; 200 at 6:19 A. M.; 300 at 11:07; 400 at 2:56 P.M., and 460 at 5:34. The gasoline consumption was 13 gallons 1 quart, and the oil consumption 6 quarts 1 pint.

The car ran with great regularity, making round after round without a stop. The only incidents were a puncture and the removal of some cotton waste  which got into the inlet pipe.

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