Presidential Car - 1909 White Model M Steam Car


When William Howard Taft assumed the presidency in 1909, he wasted little time moving the office into the 20th century. The previous year had seen several major advancements within the fledgling automotive industry that caused its profile to begin rising exponentially: In February 1908, two Americans piloting a Thomas Flyer won the New York to Paris Race, the first around-the-world automobile competition, while by September, Henry Ford had begun producing his Model T.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/07/27/seal-of-approval