Oldfield Offered $7K for Vanderbilt Racer

This content was lifted from the Barney Oldfield scrapbook. Like most of the material from that source, the name of the newspaper that originally published it, as well as the date, was snipped from the clipping. This collection is two brief articles. One touches on comments Barney Oldfield made about the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup while in Cleveland performing in the play, "The Vanderbilt Cup." This article is significant in that it documents that Barney Oldfield attempted to purchase a Mercedes racer from William K. Vanderbilt Jr. for $7,000. Apparently Vanderbilt was willing to part with the car - for $10,000. The price proved too steep for Oldfield, who also believed that there was no other car available that was competitive.
A second article is a bit of a mystery. It discusses preparations for a fairgrounds horse track auto race, but because the date and the newspaper's name are snipped away, it would require significant research to determine exactly what event this information is covering.

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