European Marques Enter @ IMS

This article was published in the Indianapolis Star on August 4, 1909 and reports that Benz and Fiat would be represented at the upcoming first automobile races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway later that month. This brought the total number entries up to 32 as of that date.
Driver Eddie Hearne was named to drive the Fiat. Both cars were seen as among the fastest in the world. The article also asserts that the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy race was taking its place as one of the most significant in the country that year.

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