July 1910 Race Meet

This collection of articles reviews the July 4 weekend race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1910. This was the second race meet of the track's season, the first coming over Memorial Day. 1910 was one of the Speedway's busiest years ever, hosting three major auto race meets, an aviation show and another balloon race. The events of this year even rival the hard work the management team at the Speedway currently performs to pull off their mega-events.

I'm making a point with this entry. This is simply the weather for July 6, 1910 in Indianapolis. Note that in several of my article packages I deliberately include the weather reports to help anyone researching these races in the event that they need that information. Weather is always a factor in auto races, sometimes more than others.

I see this piece of content (originally from the July 7, 1910, Indianapolis Star) as particularly precious in that it covers the tragic death of a promising young driver by the name of Thomas Kincaid. Kincaid had won several races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other venues.

This article from the July 10, 1910 Indianapolis Star summarizes the recent race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The essence of the article was that the meet was a huge success and a marvelous experience for fans. This may have been a PR coup as much as anything as by this time Speedway management was concerned about disappointing attendance and were searching for ways to stimulate interest in their upcoming Labor Day races.

The articles in the two attachments below were originally published in the May 1, 1910 and May 18, 1910 Indianapolis Star newspapers respectively.