Driver Profiles

A contemporary and English counterpart to Joan Cuneo (America's top woman race driver) Dorothy Levitt was not only a competition driver but aviator and author as well.

This is a very brief item published in the Indianapolis Star March 15, 1909 that provides an update on the status of Herb Lytle as he recovered from a tough bout with Typhoid Fever. This was a serious illness that lasted about six months as it started shortly after the October 24, 1908 Vanderbilt Cup.

The article in attachment HarrisHenshue052309 was published in the Indianapolis News on May 23, 1909, and provides a brief profile on driver Harris HanshueHanshue went on to found Wester

This article originally appeared in the February 27, 1910 Indianapolis Star. It presents an interesting perspective apparently born of the writer's conversation with 1909 Indiana Trophy winner Joe Matson who asserted that accidents helped "train" drivers.

This article first appeared in the January 30, 1910 Indianapolis Star. Barney Oldfield is reportedly praising a female driver for her prowess open-road endurance driving. This is significant in the historical context of the era as women certainly struggled to assert themselves in a "man's world." This was absolutely true in motorsport where the participation of women was a mere novelty.

This article was published in the March 27, 1910 Indianapolis Star. It provides a status on Webb Jay, one of the biggest race-driving stars of very early days American racing.