Firestone Celebrates Cactus Derby Victory

These are two brief articles summarizing the 1914 "Cactus Derby" (Los Angeless-to-Phoenix) off road race. Both articles ran in October 1914 and, I believe (but not certain) they appeared in the Los Angles Tribune. One article is a very brief summary of the race and reports on an interesting aspect in that second-place finisher Louis Nikrent in a Paige racer actually was first across the finish line, but lagged winner Barney Oldfield on elapsed time. The second article is a great commercial for Firestone tires, which were used by the first three finishers with only two tires total changed over the entire 673 mile distance among those drivers.

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