Enterprising automotive enthusiasts may want to hit the antique circuit for the next few months. That's because Ford Motor Co. is on the lookout for a lost heirloom that signifies the company's storied racing heritage. In 1901, desperate to advance his fortunes as a car builder, 38-year-old Henry Ford challenged the day's preeminent racer. In the first and only race of his life, Mr. Ford drove his 2-cyl., 26-hp car — christened “Sweepstakes” — to victory over Alexander Winton's 70-hp ...

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