Lozier's William Heina, 1909

This image artifact is derived from microfilm records of a photo originally published in the August 17, 1909, Indianapolis News. It shows driver William Heina at the wheel of what was referred to as a "monster" Lozier as he practiced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the for the track's first auto races on August 19, 20 and 22. The caption associated with the original photo read:
"William Heina, with head wrapped in sackcloth, in Lozier. The pictures were taken with a remarkably fast camera, with the result that the autos have the appearance of being stationary. As a matter of fact, they whirled by so fast that it was almost impossible to snap them."
Other sources indicate that Heina was a pioneering aviator.

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