Gil Andersen - 1910

This image orginally appeared in the May 22, 1910 Indianapolis Star as part of the build-up to the May 1910 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This was the Sunday edition of the paper just five days prior to the beginning of the meet and as such was packed with articles concerning the event in anticipation of subscribers spending more time with the paper over coffee on their day of rest. I lifted this image from the first page of a section devoted to previewing the May 1910 "national championships," a newly-announced distinction by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for select race meets.
The photo is of Norwegian-born driver Gil Andersen, who was driving for the Indianapolis-based Marion team at the time. Note that the chief engineer for Marion was Harry Stutz who would go on to found a car company with a race team that hired...yes, Gil Andersen as one of their drivers.
You can find additional information about Andersen elsewhere on First Super Speedway:

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