Dr. Wadsworth Warren - 1910

This image is the rescue of a photograph of Buick Team Manager Dr. Wadsworth Warren that orginally appeared in the May 29, 1910 Indianapolis Star. Dr. Warren managed a Buick team of ten cars, four drivers and six crewman at the May 1910 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The May 1910 race meet weekend 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. Check out other articles that provide additional summaries on the results of the races staged May 27 and May 28 elsewhere on First Super Speedway.
The team had a reputation as a very well organized group. Ostensibly the team carried with it four huge cases in the fashion of wardrobe trunks. They were stood on end and open to present a number of drawers. Someone described as a stock clerk had the job of carefully packing the trunks and their drawers with every anticipated part but also organizing them so each item could be easily and quickly extracted.
Dr. Warren's medical training provided skills essential to the job Buick defined. He carried with him a medicine chest including first aid items such as bandages, eye lotions, stimulants and a host of other unnamed objects. Dusty tracks in particular produced the need for administering eyewash. Also, swollen limbs after hours of rugged driving were administered to with massage techniques. Each driver's diet and sleeping habits were monitored as well.
While Dr. Warren was well known in American racing circles during Buick's early competition days he is largely forgotten now. Other articles mentioning him you can find elsewhere on First Super Speedway are linked below:

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