1909 Glidden Officials #2

This image appeared in the July 13, 1909, Indianapolis Star and is a better copy of what I salvaged from microfilm and published elsewhere on First Super Speedway. It shows several officials of the 1909 Glidden Tour in an official vehicle for the event. Standing beside the car is Frank B. Hower, the chairman of the American Automobile Association (AAA) contest board. The other men are AAA President L.R. Speare at the wheel with George C. Diehle, chairman, Good Roads Committee beside him. In the back seat were L.H. Elliott and Charles J. Glidden - the founder of the event and the donator of the trophy. The Making of Modern Michigan identifies this photo as the work of Nathan Lazarnick.
The Making of Modern Michigan site has an amazing collection of over 1,700 photos of the 1909 Glidden Tour.

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