Marmon Death = No Cobe Entry

This brief item from the May 20, 1909 Indianapolis Star explains why Nordyke & Marmon of Indianapolis elected not to enter the Cobe Trophy or Indiana Trophy, the first major races held in Indiana in June 1909. The two principals of the company, brothers Howard and Walter Marmon elected not to enter in recognition of the passing of their father Daniel W. Marmon, one of the founders of the original agricultural machinery and milling business. Another article found elsewhere on First Super Speedway explains that another famous Indianapolis mark - National - did not enter these races either due, they said, to engine regulations. The only Indianapolis-based manufacturer entered was Marion with a car designed by Harry Stutz.

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