Glidden Officials in Premier

This image appeared in the July 13, 1909 Indianapolis Star. It shows several officials of the 1909 Glidden Tour in an official vehicle for the event from Premier Motor Car Manufacturing Company. The men were identified as: Ray McNamara (at the wheel) with Frank B. Hower beside him. McNamara was a highly regarded driver of tours of this nature. Hower was the chairman of the American Automobile Association (AAA) contest board. In the tonneau (back seat) are Charles Glidden, H.O. Smith (Chairman of the American Motor Car Manufacturers Association) and Webb Jay, Premier's Western representative, who was based in Chicago. Smith was also the president of Premier.

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