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Mudguard Car Contest In Paris, 1912

In 1912, the Police Prefecture of Paris organized a mudguard car contest, attracting many inventors. The effectiveness of their mudguard inventions is measured by rolling their cars on the streets in a rainy day with blank panels. The results for each car were then recorded.

Four types of anti-splash devices seem to be the most commonly used: metal guards, brushes, chains and round metal, leather and rubber discs mounted to the outside of a tire.

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Photos: French National Museum, via Jalopnik

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