The Cactus Derby

From LA to Phoenix - 1914
Twenty-two files document the Los Angeles to Phoenix off-road race of 1914. The winner was Barney Oldfield in the Stutz racer he also drove to fifth place in the 1914 Indianapolis 500. Other top drivers in the race included Louis Chevrolet, Cliff Durant, Louis Nikrent.

This is the cleanest, most readable article on the 1914 Cactus Derby on First Super Speedway. It was published in the November 19, 1914 Motor Age. The article is broken into two parts, because, frankly, I made a mistake and omitted the last page on my first pass. I could have done more work to stitch it all together, but I think this works, don't you? Note that in the second attachment we discover that the Metz entry was late to finish, but did arrive in Phoenix at midnight.

Barney Oldfield's biographer wrote this article for Sports Illustrated about Barney Oldfield's big victory in the 1914 Cactus Derby. The text appears below.