Speed Records of Bikes & Cars - 1909

These articles were originally published in the August 10, 1909 Indianapolis News. The first article reports on the start of the Cleveland to Indianapolis motorcycle run, which involved 99 entries. An early report describes a pair of accidents that occurred. The next item is a nice chart that stacks up the speed records of motorcycles and automobiles, with the bikes comparing very favorably. The final article provides some headlines of key entries for the motorcycle races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and notes that the Big Four Line of trains, complemented by interurban lines, would bring the bulk of what track management optimistically predicted would be 50,000 spectators.

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