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New England By the Numbers: Mt. Washington Auto Road

New England By the Numbers: Mt. Washington Auto Road
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minutes/seconds: record Auto Road time set by Harry Harkness in the first “Climb to the Clouds” race, July 1904

minutes/seconds: Thomas Danielson’s record cycling time up the Auto Road, set in 2002

minutes/seconds: current Auto Road driving record set by Travis Pastrana in Sept. 2010 (advance Clouds test session)

cost per person to take a stagecoach up the Carriage Road in 1871

minutes: Freeman Stanley’s time driving the first auto to climb Mt. Washington, 1899

years old: age of the 7.6-mile Auto Road (called the Carriage Road in 1861), “America’s oldest manmade tourist attraction”

total number of cars driven up the Auto Road since 1899

number of fatalities that have occurred on the road since it opened in 1861

$25 cost per car and driver to travel up the Auto Road in 2011

number of people who drive the Auto Road each year

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Monday, April 18th, 2011

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