The Feel of Speed: Oldfield's Words

This is another package of artilces from the disorganized colletion that is Barney Oldfield's personal scrapbook. The articles are from 1910. The primary feature is written by Oldfield and describes his experience in setting the world land speed record at Daytona Beach in the Blitzen Benz. Oldfield's speed for one mile was 131.720 mph and an amazing 142 mph for two miles. Another article discusses Oldfield's suspension from the American Automobile Association (AAA) in late 1910. A sidebar to that article is the reaction of his manager Will Pickens who apparently had notions of establishing a rival sanctioning body and pushing the AAA to secondary status. That scheme never came to fruition.

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