Oldfield Street Accident Redux

This is a haphazard selection of articles, mostly focusing on the street accident Barney Oldfield had in a touring car at Lowell in, I believe, late May 1908. Apparently, he was touring the proposed course for the Lowell Road Race to be held later that summer. Bess Oldfield, his wife, was most seriously hurt with a wrenched back. Note that the scrapbook also includes an errant article from September 1903 (it discusses Oldfield on the Winton Bullet II, which he drove from August 1903 through April 1904) comingled with the other items from Lowell Massachusetts in 1908. The report indicates there were a total of six passengers in the car, which was owned by Harlan Whipple, a former AAA president.

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