Atlanta Trophy

This important image is of the amazing $10,000 trophy for the 200-mile race at the short-lived but significant Atlanta Speedway in1909 and 1910. Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler was one of the primary financiers of the track. This is part of Ken Parrotte's extensive research on this Atlanta Speedway.
Know that in the earliest years of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) there was a showdown among the emerging speedways that were popping up and would usurp the public roads courses as America's most heralded venues for auto racing. Atlanta and the first board track, Playa Del Rey, were the Brickyard's primary rivals in 1909 and 1910. Emblematic of this competition is the trophy you see here - which was the counter to the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy at IMS. They were both reportedly valued at $10,000.
Also, check out the following images Ken provided. You'll find additional content with links to even more information elsewhere on First Super Speedway

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