Wheeler-Schebler Trophy Withheld

This package contains articles that were published August 23, 1909. One describes the decision to withhold the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's marquee event of the meet because it was called off before its completion of 300 miles. This would be contested by the Jackson Automobile Company. Another article describes the emotional strain of a woman who was the fiance of William Bourque after he became the first driver to be killed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In that same vein, an editorial cartoon of a mother holding her young son and cowering in fear as she awaits word on the results of an auto race her husband was competing in.

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