Stutz at Indianapolis

Barney Oldfield and long-time riding mechanic George Hill sit in their Stutz racer prior to the start of the "500" at Indianapolis in 1914. Oldfield was the American star of the 1914 race as not only as the highest-placed American driver but he also drove the highest-placing American-built racer. Oldfield scored a fifth-place finish in the only two Indianapolis 500s he competed in - the other was 1916. Oldfield also drove his Stutz to victory in the 1914 Los Angeles to Phoenix race, also known as the "Cactus Derby." I am not sure which newspaper first published this photo, but you can see the photo credit on the lower left corner: Coburn Photo - Indianapolis.

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