Oldfield Boosts Firestone

This attachment contains a Firestone advertisement which originally appeared in the June 1, 1910, Indianapolis Star. It ran in support of the May 1910 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The May 1910 race meet weekend included "national championships," a newly-announced distinction by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for select race meets. Car manufacturers were keen to make a great showing. 
The ad was particularly important to the tire company as European rival Michelin had dominated the three-day meet winning virtually every race including Ray Harroun's triumph in the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy. Firestone's success came in the high-profile time trials of America's Speed King Barney Oldfield who took advantage of the opportunity to set new United States closed-course speed records in his Blitzen Benz racer.  Oldfield also won applause when he broke national track records for one kilometer (21.45 seconds) and the mile at 35.06 seconds. Both previous marks for the distances were also held by Oldfield at 23.7 seconds at Playa Del Rey and 35.06 seconds at a dirt track near Cheyenne, WyomingOldfield reportedly expressed the opinion that he could go faster still.
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