AUTOMOBILE TOPICS June 20, 1914
WASHINGTON ELECTRIC VEHICLE MEN HOLD 14-MILE SOCIABILITY RUN
The first electric sociability run that has been held for some time was conducted May 27 by the Washington (D. C.) Section of the Electric Vehicle Association of America. A total of 54 electrics participated. The run started from in front of the main entrance of the Smithsonian Institution, and was over a 14-mile course through the Speedway and Rock Creek Park. The finish was at Joaquin Miller Cabin, where a basket luncheon was served. In order to lend interest to the affair, a secret time was set before the start, and prizes were offered to those coming closest to it. The trip was made in 1:15:30, and six prizes, consisting of a silver picture frame, silver cup, electric teapot, electric chafing dish, automobile clock, and an inner tube, were awarded.