Cars & Bikes & Indy

These two articles were originally published on August 10, 1909 in the Indianapolis Star. The first article discusses the arrival of several auto racing teams preparing for the upcoming first car races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The second article discusses some of the top motorcycle teams of the day and their efforts to compete in the Cleveland-to-Indianapolis endurance run. The single most significant piece of data I picked up in either of these articles was that Barney Oldfield was driving the same Benz that David Bruce-Brown had driven earlier in the year to set the amateur world land speed record on Daytona-Ormond Beach.

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