Guy Vaughn

This image was originally published in the June 16, 1909 Indianapolis Star. Pictured is  Guy Vaughn who was in Indianapolis to check out the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway that was under construction at the time. Following Barney Oldfield's praise for the track, Vaughn, famed 24-hour race champion who drove for Allen Kingston Company at the time, pronounced the track had "no equal on Earth."
The paper reported that Vaughn held the world's speed records for 300 to 600 miles and that he was the first to be presented with an "IMS Team Sweater," a gift from the track to all drivers that entered their first race meet. Just a few days later Charles Stutz became the first Indianapolis-based driver to receive an IMS sweater.
The caption accompanying the photo read:
"Guy Vaughn of New York is the first automobile racer to wear the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 'team sweater.' Vaughn was in this city yesterday making plans for the coming races and was given his 'official garb' not because he has immediate use for the heavy garment to keep warm, but because he happened to here when the supply was received by Carl Fisher. Vaughn holds several of the world's records, but says that they will all fall by the wayside when the speed carnival begins on the Hoosier track in August. He designed the first toy tonneau ever built, that of the Stearns car."

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