Speedway Plans - 1910

The article in attachment IMS1910plans120809 was first published in the Indianapolis Star on December 8, 1909. The bulk of the article focuses on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's plans for the following year, 1910. The upcoming December time trials are mentioned as well a note about finishing the brick paving of the track.
The article starts with a box that outlines the six events of 1910 with their proposed dates. The information is a little sketchy with the events latest in the year not clearly identified as auto racing or aviation related.
The first event is listed at May 27 - 30 and while it is not clearly stated, I assume the implication was that this would involve auto racing. The second meeting was projected to be July 1 through July 4, Friday through Monday with no racing on Sunday. In these days the Sabbath was seen a sacred day reserved for church and quiet reflection with the Lord.  An aviation meet was projected for Saturday, July 23 (this would eventually occur in June). A 24-hour auto race was planned for August 12 and 13 (but never happened). A Labor Day weekend auto race meet was tentatively scheduled for September 3 through 5. Finally, another event was on the calendar for October 7 and 8. The qualifiying consideration stated in the first paragraph was that the schedule was pending American Automobile Association (AAA) sanction.
The Fourth of July weekend event was planned as a combination auto race meet and balloon competition. Carl Fisher's big dirigible was presented as a likely attraction. The second July event was billed as an international aviation show with essentially the same offering as had been attempted in the failed air show of autumn 1909. The article notes that Joseph "J.W." Curzon was already storing two planes at the track, an Henri Farman biplane and another flying machine of his own construction. A Glenn Curtiss-built plane owned by Arthur Pratt Warner was expected to arrive at the Speedway the following week.
Speedway Founder and President Carl Fisher was reportedly adding a monoplane and a bi-plane to the collection. These were almost certainly the product of his airplane construction business. These and other expected planes to arrive were to be stored in the Speedway's big aerodrome.
The proposed 24-hour race was considered for August. The last meet of the year was to be staged in October. The quickly coming December time trials is noted and Lewis Strang's 200 HP Fiat entry is featured. The track was expected to finish its paving project early the next week. A gold brick ceremony with Governor Thomas Marshall and Indianapolis Mayor Charles Bookwalter was planned to celebrate.

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