Louis Chevrolet in 1914 Cactus Derby

The significance of this article is that Louis Chevrolet entered the 1914 Los Angeles-to-Phoenix "Cactus Derby" in his return to auto racing as a driver for the first time after starting the Chevrolet Motor Company with William Durant in 1910. Chevrolet and Durant had a fabled falling out, but what is interesting with the 1914 Cactus Derby is that Louis came back to racing driving a Chevrolet - owned by his race driving teammate, Cliff Durant. Cliff was the son of William. There was never any explanation for this, but it may have been part of Louis' severance agreement that he get the opportunity to race one of the Chevrolets he had a heavy hand in developing.

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