More Aftermath Articles

This package of articles was originally published on August 29, 1909. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the manufacturers were still reeling from the devastating results of the Speedway's first auto race meet. The meat of this package is an extensive article about prominent citizens of Indianapolis coming to the Speedway's aid by heaping praise on the facility and its management. This is especially interesting in that it is probably an excellent social register of the top businessmen in the city at the time. Another article focuses on driver Jap Clemens' announcement that he would continue to race. An interesting sidebar discusses the danger racing poses to photographers covering the event. Also in this package is an update on preparations for the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup.

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