George Robertson's Temperament

Attached is an interesting (and very brief) piece on George Robertson best known for winning the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup and acting as team manager for Duesenberg for Jimmy Murphy's historic victory in the 1921 French Grand Prix.
In this article Robertson's temperament is the focus as he responds to an allegation that he once threw a monkey wrench at a competitor during the heat of competition. Colorful Robertson denied the charge insisting that monkey wrenches were too valuable. Clutching a fistful of nuts and bolts he said, "See these? That's what we throw. They do just as good as a wrench and we can spare 'em."
This item appeared in the August 15, 1909 Indianapolis Star just prior to the first automobile races at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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