De Palma, Oldfield at Playa Del Rey

These articles report on events both at the world's first board track automobile speedway at Playa Del Rey and the beach of Daytona where many speed trials were held in the first quarter of the 20th Century. A much anticipated match race had been organized between Barney Oldfield and Ralph De Palma, but it was canceled when De Palma's Fiat Cyclone broke a piston. Oldfield then drove his Lightning Benz in hastily arranged match race with upstart Caleb Bragg. There is also an article on events at Daytona Beach speed trials from earlier in the year. These articles were published in March and April 1910.

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