Russell Benefit Autocar Entry - 1906

This  image of Dr. H.E. Freiberg in his "White Flyer" Autocar is derived from a photo that was published in the October 20, 1906 Indianapolis Star.
This was the morning a unique auto race meet at the Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt oval. On this occasion automobiles, organized by the Indianapolis Automobile Racing Association, shared the track with horses competing in trotting events organized by the Gentlemen's Driving Club. The racing event that triggered this promotion was a community effort to raise funds to aid the surviving family of fallen Police Patrolman Charles Russell. The event was referred to as the Russell Family Benefit
You can sink your teeth deep into some delicious information about the Russell Family Benefit at the following links:

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