Horses vs. Horsepower: Watch Historic Rides Race Each Other

An annual race pits cars against animals – and motorized technology doesn’t always win. The “Race of the Century” event, held at the Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts, features motorized vehicles dating to the early 1900s and even an 1867 Concord stagecoach.

Cars from the foundation’s collection, such as the 1904 Franklin Type A Roadster, the 1914 Stutz Bearcat, the 1906 Stanley Steamer Model F touring car, and 1930s sprint cars, are restored and compete against horses and a stagecoach.

Members from a local Ford Model T club even bring their cars out to compete in the event, which shows how transportation technology worked and evolved.