Charles Stutz Marion (1910)

This image was published in the May 15, 1910 Indianapolis Star in support of an article previewing the May 1910 "national championshipsrace meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Other images that appeared with this one in support of the same article:

The driver is identified as Charles Stutz was a reasonably well known driver at the time and hometown favorite as he lived in Indianapolis as he had enjoyed some success. He was the cousin to Harry Stutz who was chief engineer at Marion but would soon establish the Indianapolis car manufaturer that was his namesake - Stutz. The timing of this publication is a little curious because Charles had announced his retirement from the "dangerous game" of auto racing just weeks earlier. Apparently, he had second thoughts.

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