"Horseless Age's" Coverage Of the One Minute Mile

This article from Horseless Age is the polar opposite of the The Automobile's colorful account of Barney Oldfield's barrier-breaking performance. Horseless Age, among the more technical of the trade papers of the day developed a distaste for auto racing, especially contests of what they called "freak" racers that had little in common with the stock cars of the day. In their eyes, it was a pointless and dangerous exercise. While The Automobile provided a detailed account of the entire event, Horseless Age folded it under a column titled "minor mentions." Organized by Carl Fisher at the dirt horsetrack on the Indiana State Fairgrounds on June 20, 1903. Oldfield and his friend and teammate, Tom Cooper, drove idential Cooper-Ford racers.

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