Automobile Coverage of Mile-A-Minute

This Automobile trade journal article highlights the first-ever lap of a mile track in under 60 seconds as achieved by Barney Oldfield on a Tom Cooper prepared Ford "999" racer. This was the first race car designed by Henry Ford. Oldfield pulled it off at the Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt horse track on June 20, 1903. Note, too, that a smaller article appears on the second page to break news that Carl Fisher had commissioned two Mohawk Cycle Company race cars for himself and Earl Kiser. This led to the tragic accident in Zanesville where several spectators lost their lives.
Thanks to Ken Parrotte for this contribution.

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