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'This Car...' stickers to get free Auto Road passage

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  August 6, 2012 08:09 AM

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If your vehicle totes one of the most ubiquitous bumper stickers in all of New England, you're in line for a free trip to the highest point in the region.

In celebration of its 151st birthday, the Mount Washington Auto Road is offering all visitors who feature the "This Car Climbed Mount Washington" bumper sticker free passage to the summit on Aug. 8, the same date the attraction opened in 1861. While stage drivers were the primary way to travel road back then, significant improvements over the past century have made the road one of the premier attractions in the entire Northeast.

"We are tremendously aware of the history that has taken place here and are very proud to be celebrating 151 years of continuous operation, including being run by the same family for more than a century," Howie Wemyss, general manager of the Auto Road said. "A drive up the Auto Road is the closest you can get to time travel."

At the summit, an informal celebration, including a cake commemorating the road's 151st birthday will be held during the day and free cake will be served, first come, first served.

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