Have you ever seen a happier pair? The Morgan mechanic doesn't appear to be looking forward to the race. (Maybe he knows something about his driver's skills that we don't.)
And get a load of the official in black, standing between the two cars. I think his job is to keep our mechanic from heading for the hills before the race begins.
In all seriousness...this photo, found on a German Morgan site, shows a close-up of two of the 16 cars competing in the 1st International Cycle Car Race held in Detroit in 1914. More images and some questions about the outcome of the race can be found on the site.