Dario Resta 1917

The year after Resta's brilliant victory in the Indianapolis Classic, World War I was ravaging the planet. While the battle was focused in Europe its impact was felt in the United States and very much at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which was converted to a training facility for the country's burgeoning air force - and naval air corp. Resta's personal life presented challenges as wife Mary - the sister of the recently deceased Spencer Wishart - urged him to retire from racing before she lost him to the sport as she did with her brother. All of this turmoil not only reduced Resta's schedule but his effectiveness. This was a year of confusion and struggle for Dario Resta. Note the article linked below that references American Peugeot American Importer Alphonse Kaufman.

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Resta_wins_Bosch_Trophy.pdf406.47 KB
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Resta_offered_military_instruction_job.pdf576.8 KB
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Resta_manager_heads_Hudson.pdf382.71 KB
Resta_instructor_Harroun_cars.pdf659.58 KB
Resta_gets_trophy.pdf394.49 KB
Resta_Cincinnati.pdf341.37 KB
Resta_AAA_banquet_speaker_2.pdf484.92 KB
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Resta_2_race_at_Cincinnati.pdf382.71 KB
Dario_quits_1917.pdf360.65 KB
Dario_offered_military_job.pdf503.8 KB
Chicago_1917.pdf399.43 KB
Alphonse Kaufman brought Dario to US.pdf383.4 KB
1917_Harkness_Trophy.pdf467.27 KB