Henry Osborne Havemeyer

This article with image appeared in the December 5, 1907 Indianapolis Star and marked the passing of Henery Osborne Havemeyer whose big contribution to auto racing was employing Lewis Strang as a chauffeur and consequently introducing him to his race driving mentor, Emil Stricker.
Strang hooked up with the “Sugar King,” Henry Osborne Havemeyer,  known for his ruthless business dealings in establishing a near monopoly as president of the American Sugar Refining Company.  Havemeyer was a Mercedes man, and it was here that Strang met the German driver Emil Stricker, who mentored him in the art of road racing.

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