Alexander Winton

Scottish-born U.S. immigrant Alexander Winton, who founded the Winton Motor Carriage Company in 1897, was widely recognized as America's premier race car driver at the turn of the 20th century. He competed in the historic James Gordon Bennett Cup international race in 1900 and 1903 and set numerous speed records on dirt horse tracks in the United States. Winton, a millionaire from the success of his Cleveland-based company, retired from racing when he hired America's first professional auto racing star, Barney Oldfield, in 1903. He is pictured here with his first Winton Bullet racer on Ormond Beach in 1903.

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