Kroplick, Dill in Alco at Indy

Howard Kroplick, owner of the Alco (American Locomotive Company) racer that won the Vanderbilt Cup in 1909 and 1910, was a guest of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) at the track's 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Pictured with him is the Mark Dill, who was IMS vice president of marketing and public relations at the time.
 
Kroplick's Alco competed at the Speedway, winning two sprint races in 1910 (scroll to page 4 of this 13 page PDF for a description of Event 6) and competeing in the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. The machine, always driven by Harry Grant, was classified 33rd.

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