A 1910 Maxwell factory race car driven by Tommy Costello. The Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company had built a state of the art factory in New Castle, Indiana in 1907. This photo was taken at the New Castle Fairgrounds Speedway in 1910. Gene Ingram who kindly shares this great photo from his collection with us mentions that he has found newspaper…
A Foster painting of the newer, enclosed and more areodynamic racing cars. 1915
Larry Odo at the Stock car races at Soldier Field in Chicago at some point during the 1954 season. Note the extra safety equipment that was used back in this time, in his pocket.
Press photo of Babe Ruth graciously accepting a nice gift – an Auburn roadster – in 1926.
This photo shows the Trans-Continental Lincoln Highway in eastern Pennsylvania in 1922. Many roads in the 1920s were still unpaved, as the road to the right shows. Even though it is a dirt road, it still merits a billboard advertising the thoroughbred Mercer Automobile.
This photo shows a White Steamer sitting out in front of a photgraphers shop as an advertising piece in Marine City, Michigan. Postcard photographers were at many spots were early motorists enjoyed their new machines and touring. The picture postcard was the perfect thing to send home or to friends to show off your car…
Jack Mattes in his racing car which is based on a Model T Ford with an overhead valve racing head. Mattes won the 1923 State Championship in Wisconsin with the help of Dow Metal Pistons which were of a light alloy.