Hugh Chalmers Editorial

The attached article is an editorial by Hugh Chalmers, the man who put his name on the Chalmers Motor Car Company (previously Chalmers-Detroit), appeared in the April 4, 1909 Indianapolis Star. The essence of the editorial is Chalmers weighing in on a point of debate about motor racing in these early days. There were those who voiced a view that held the sport would wither and die as an obvious hazard to human life producing little of value. In this editorial Chalmers insists that the sport was essential to product development and the relative quality of American products compared to European was stronger than many believed. Check out some good images of Chalmers-Detroit automobiles.

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