Briarcliff - Herb Lytle's POV

This article provides driver Herb Lytle's perspective on the Briarcliff road race. He was extremely critical of the course which provides insight to why the race was never conducted again. Some of his descriptions are colorful and provide a sense of the setting on race day. The course was crowded with spectators who apparently became unruly around the cars. Lytle reports that some drivers were forced to swing monkey wrenches at throngs of people that crowded them, the clear implication being that they might damage the cars. In a sense of how close the contact was, Lytle reports that Barney Oldfield's trademark cigar was crushed in a scuffle.

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