Oldfield Column, Preview

This package includes another of Barney Oldfield's columns and a preview story on Indianapolis Motor Speedway preparations for the first Indianapolis 500. In the preview story there is substantive discussion of Ray Harroun and the Marmon Wasp. His rear view mirror is jokingly referred to as a "dumb mechanic always looking backward and always on the job." A sidebar story talks about Harroun's plans to become an instructor at the country's first aviation school. Oldfield's column discusses how activities in America spurred European manufacturers to return to a focus on auto racing.

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