Promoting Fisher's 1905 Race Meet

This article announces what proved to be a significant race meet in the autumn of 1905 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This event's importance was less about the contest than what it precipitated. One of the events was a 100 mile race which was won by a National Motor Vehicle stock car. The pace set during the race helped Carl Fisher recognize that the cars - which he sold in his local dealership - could exceed the speed records for 24 hours set earlier by Guy Vaughn. This led to a race meet that resulted in the initial conversations between Fisher, National President Art Newby and James Allison about a giant speedway which would four years later result in the construction of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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