This article appeared in the August 18, 1909 Indianapolis Star. The piece was written by journalist Betty Blythe, who became the first woman to complete a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when she rode with notorious scorcher "Wild" Bob Burman in his Buick.
On May 11, 1913 Indianapolis citizens woke up to their morning paper - the Indianapolis Star - to find a fun story about noted veteran race driver Billy Knipper and his mascot, a dog named "Peppers." Knipper, his dog and his Henderson racer appear in a
To quote the local newspaper the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was "christened with blood" when on the first day of auto races two men, driver William Bourque and riding mechanic Harry Holcomb, lost their lives. This particular photo shows Speedway attendants carrying the dead body of Holcomb across the track in the middle of a race as cars speed by.
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