Cup, First Prize, 5 Mile Race, Syracuse New York

Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Glenn Hammond Curtiss came to be known as "The Father of Naval Aviation" and "Founder of the American Aircraft Industry". He was a remarkable engineer, beginning his career as a successful motorcycle manufacturer. In 1905, Curtiss won first prize in the five mile motorcycle race with a time of 6 minutes and 24 2/5 seconds at the Second Annual Race Meet in New York.