Clemens' Westcott (May 1910)

This image orginally appeared in the May 27, 1910 Indianapolis Sun complementing articles previewing the first day of racing at the May 1910 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. These contests were part of the May 1910 weekend that included "national championships," a newly-announced distinction by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for select race meets. Car manufacturers were keen to make a great showing.
The driver noted, "Jap" Clemens was a well-known local talent who had enjoyed a great deal of success including the 1905 24 Hour speed record event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. He is pictured here with the central Indiana-based company, Westcott and their debut in auto racing. Below is the text of the caption that originally appeared with the photo.
"Jap Clemens has re-entered the racing game and will appear at the Speedway in a new Westcott "40" racer, which has just been completed for him. Clemens is one of the most daring of the local colony of drivers and no doubt will win some of the events in which he is entered. The Westcott car in which he is entered is a new arrival in the racing game and this will be the first track race in which it has ever competed."
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