1910 Buick Team a Prototype?

These attachments contain two articles which orginally appeared in the May 29, 1910 Indianapolis Star. The first article describes the Buick team of ten cars, four drivers and six crewman headed by manager Dr. Wadsworth Warren at the May 1910 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The May 1910 race meet weekend included "national championships," a newly-announced distinction by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for select race meets. Car manufacturers were keen to make a great showing. Check out other articles that provide additional summaries on the results of the races staged May 27 and May 28 elsewhere on First Super Speedway.
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The first article in the attachment below provides wonderful insight to the structure of the 1910 Buick team and their practices to attain a competitive advantage. The team is described as having four expert drivers and a "half dozen" mechanics. It's interesting to note their level of detail in preparation and how this could be an example of a kind of prototype model for modern race teams.
They team was reportedly living at the Speedway, which, if taken literally means they were almost certainly camping in the infield. The article goes further to say they had ten race car entries on hand and refers to the cars as "Buick Roadsters."
Their array of equipment is compared to a typical theatrical company traveling the country. The drivers were reportedly treated with great care and consideration to insure their health and physical fitness. Their conditioning for strenuous driving work is perhaps obvious but also their ability to jump into a car at an instant's notice is stressed.
The article lists four drivers on the team, but later mentions another which is a little confusing. The drivers are Louis and Arthur Chevrolet, Bob Burman and George DeWitt. Another man is mentioned as a co-driver to Burman in long distance contests such as the 24 hour grinders. This man is identified as H.M. Hall. My guess is that Hall served as a riding mechanic and pinch hit for Burman when absolutely necessary. The article indicates that Hall had previously worked for a "southern garage."
Of the stable of drives Louis Chevrolet and Bob Burman are cited as the stars. Arthur was beginning his first season as a "full-fledged" driver after studying under his brother whose first race was in 1905
The article describes a very well organized team under the management of Dr. Wadsworth Warren described as a medical physician. Ostensibly the team carried with it four huge cases in the fashion of wardrobe trunks. They were stood on end and open to present a number of drawers. Someone described as a stock clerk had the job of carefully packing the trunks and their drawers with every anticipated part but also organizing them so each item could be easily and quickly extracted.
Apparently Dr. Warren's medical training provided skills essential to the job Buick defined. Dr. Warren carried with him a medicine chest including first aid items such as bandages, eye lotions, stimulants and a host of other unnamed objects. Dusty tracks in particular produced the need for administering eyewash. Also, swollen limbs after hours of rugged driving were administered to with massage techniques. Each driver's diet and sleeping habits were monitored as well.
A driver's uniform is described. The outfit was made of brown cavalry cloth with trousers of riding style and jacket in Norfolk fashion complete with a high, close-fitting collar. Brown leather puttees and racing hods patterned after French racing hoods  were provided to cover and protect their heads and neck. Obviously the hoods were open at the face as the drivers used goggles which reportedly were a "perfect fit" in order to prevent the invasion of blinding dust.
The second article is shorter and also focuses on Dr. Warren. The main value of this article is a substantive quote about the doctor's observations concerning the enthusiasm of Buick team members at the machine shop.
"I was working out some of the coming season's plans in my office when four feet six of animated Frenchman unceremoniously interrupted me, stuttering excitedly in broken English for me to come along. Hurrying up to the experimental room, I found the place full of gas fumes, smoke and noise - chiefly noise. On the testing block stood a big, powerful looking motor, jumping and roaring and belching forth blue flames from each of the four uncovered exhausts, while all about it were my crew of drivers and mechanicians, jumping and yelling like dervishes. They were clad in long shop coats, black, begrimed and dirty, but there was something inspiring about their enthusiasm as they watched the first performance of their pet motor in action. True, there is not much sentiment about a machine shop, but once in a while when something of this sort is pulled off you can almost believe that the iron and nickel, the steeel and bronze have become a sentiment mass and that the roar from the motor is a hoarse exultant cry of victory."

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