Luther Smelser

Here are a couple of items concerning the death of little-known Luther Smelser, an Indianapolis man who drove race cars in the early 20th Century. These articles appeared in the Indianapolis Star in October 1907. Smelser's accident was one of several that contributed to the view of many to stop track racing.

LutherSmelser1001070001.pdf7.34 MB
LutherSmelser1001070002.pdf6.94 MB
SmelserDeath1006070001.pdf10.53 MB