The Washington Post, May 28, 1914
MAKES TIME EXACTLY
Mrs. R. B. Emerson Winner of Electric Motor Car Run
Mrs. Mabel McKay is Second
Fifty-Four Cars Listed, of Which More Than Three-Fourths Were Driven by Women–Time for Covering Route as Fixed for Computing by Maj. Sylvester. Full List of Contestants and Time.
To Mrs. R. Bruce Emerson belongs the distinction of winning the first electric automobile sociability run ever held in the National Capital. Mrs. Emerson, driving a Detroit electric brougham, covered yesterday the course defined by a special committee of the Washington section of the Electric Vehicle Association of America in 1 hour 15 minutes and 30 seconds, the exact secret time set for the run by Maj. Sylvester.
But eight seconds separated the time of Mrs. Emerson and Mrs. Mabel McKay, also driving a Detroit electric. Mrs. McKay was awarded second prize. She covered the course in 1 hour 15 minutes and 22 seconds.
Third prize was won by W. R. (Dad) Emerson, who drove his Detroit electric runabout over the route in 1 hour 15 minutes and 40 seconds.
Fourth Prize to Mrs. Orme
Mrs. James Orme, driving a Detroit electric, won fourth prize. Fifth prize was won by a Baker electric, entered by the Cook & Stoddard Company. Other successful contestants were Mrs. James O. Knox, 1 hour 13 minutes and 52 seconds, and Miss Louise A. Pattison, 1 hour 13 minutes and 43 seconds.