Premier Cars DQ'd from Glidden Tour

Premier, one of Indianapolis' top car manufacturers in the first decade of the 20th Century, got into a tussle with the AAA over their compliance to rules for Glidden Trophy reliability run in 1910. The Glidden reliability runs were conducted from 1905 through 1913 and were not auto races. The forerunner to road rallies, drivers were rewarded for staying on a schedule. Success meant the machine could arrive on time and in working order despite what were some pretty dreadful driving conditions. This article records the dispute between Premier, who was initially awarded the victory, and Chalmers, who later inherited it.

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