Ralph DePalma & His Packard

This caricature of Ralph DePalma appeared after he broke the world land speed record in February 1919 with a run of 149.875 MPH at Daytona Beach. The big source of pride for Americans was that the car was a Packard with an aero engine designed in the United States. DePalma had a hand in the machine's design.

DePalma remains a recognizable name, especially to Indianapolis 500 fans and true auto racing historians. Below are links to additional information about this great driver and champion found elsewhere on First Super Speedway.

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