Louis Chevrolet

Chevrolet Takes a Tumble


Everyone once in a while I read an article that has such imagery it captures my imagination. One of these is an artilce from June 29, 1910 that describes Louis Chevrolet's accident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he practiced for the upcoming July 4 weekend races. Coming out of the fourth turn his Buick burst a tire and then spun from the inside of the track to outer edge where it plowed into soft dirt and rolled over (the outer retaining wall only lined the corners - not the straights - at that time).

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