Twin Cities Aviation 1910

This advertising artifact is an important record of early twentieth century mechanized technology. This a promotion for the ill-fated Twin Cities Speedway, a concrete oval with Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) founder Frank Wheeler as its president. The marriage of an airshow and race cars reflected the nascent nature of using engines to modernize individualized transportation. This was also done at IMS. As people born in the simpler time before cars and dependent on horses marveled at the advancing technology such events were a draw for spectators paying good money.
This is another terrific contribution from auto racing historian and researcher Ken Parrotte.

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