24 Hours of Brighton Beach

This is Motor Age coverage of the September 1908 24 hour contest at the Brighton Beach dirt oval. The event was won by Ralph Mulford and Harry Cobe in a Lozier - both drivers later competed in the 1911 Indianapolis 500.

These articles are about the Brighton Beach 24 hour endurance race held in October 1909. This event was won by the Lozier team with drivers Ralph Mulford and Cyrus Patschke. Both these drivers were important figures in the first Indianapolis 500.

These articles recount the 24 hour race that took place at Brighton Beach August 27-28 1909. The troubled event, won by Charles Basle in a Renault, was overshadowed by accidents, two of which were spectacular with one involving two fatalities.

The Brighton Beach track originally opened as a horse track in 1879 and was exceptionally successful until betting on horse races was outlawed in New York in 1908. Auto racing was introduced to the venue and in 1909 the Motor Racing Association (MRA) leased the track and modified it with the idea of dedicating it to motorsport.

These articles in the attachments below appeared in the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis Sun from May 13 through 18, 1910. The story is about another edition of the 24-hour "grinder" races of the day at the sandy oval of Brighton Beach in New York.