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
All but forgotten, one of the great milestones of early automobile racing was Barney Oldfield's achievement of covering a lap on a mile track in less than a minute. Few people know about this event, and a large percentage of those that do confuse it with the first-ever achievement of traveling a mile in one minute anywhere. This was not a land speed record.