French Lick Hill Climb 1909

The attachment you find here contains an article from the Indianapolis News published on October 18, 1909. It concerns competitive auto events at French Lick, Indiana - both a hill climb and an endurance run. National Motor Vehicle Company star driver Tom Kincaid won the hill climb time trial and Charles Gardner picked up the trophy for the endurance run.
Kincaid drove a new National forty, a $2,500 1910 model, up the 1,485-foot hill in 30 seconds flat. Carl Fisher also competed in a Stoddard-Dayton, recording a 31.8-second time. His auto sales business manager, Frank Moore also ran what was apparently a smaller car hill climb in what was described as a $2,000 "roadster," but no brand name is shared. H.L. Martz won what is described as the hill climb for small cars, taking an $800 Maxwell up the hill in 46.2 seconds.
Former Indiana Governor and head of the national Democratic party, Tom Taggart donated a silver trophy for the hill climb. Carl Fisher donated the endurance run trophy.

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