Oldfield's Lima Record

This item was published in the July 28, 1909 Indianapolis News and reports on Barney Oldfield driving his National "Old Glory" racer to a new mile record on the Lima, Ohio half-mile horse track. This was one Oldfield's first outings in Old Glory since he purchased the car from National Motor Vehicle Company just weeks earlier. Oldfield's time for the two laps was 1 minute, 11.2 seconds. Louis Chevrolet also had a go - almost certainly in a Buick although it is not specifically stated in the article - but fell short of Oldfield's mark by 1.3 seconds with a time of 1 minute, 12.5 seconds.

OldfieldNews072809.pdf252.66 KB