In this 1928 photo we have a traditional scene of a Father giving a little driving lesson to his son. The father is Tommy Milton, twice winner of the Indianapolis 500, a National Champion and winner on Bricks, Boards, Road Courses and dirt ovals as well.
This is a Rochester-Duesenberg powered Roamer which was high quality assembled car. The Roamer cars were styled very similar to the Rolls Royce and are a very striking auto-mobile. In 1921 the 105 MPH for a stock based car that they set was really flying. Also see this earlier post for more four cylinder Duesenberg information.
What a sight it must have been, when the American entry in the New York to Paris race in 1908 rolled through Kearney, Nebraska. This is the 1907 model 35 Thomas Flyer, with a 571 cubic inch engine rated at 70hp, that survives to the present.
We have seen this brand of tires shown in photos of other cars in the LA area before. The outer part of the white wall is a checkerboard pattern for the ultimate in Tinseltown glitz .
Imagine having your name inscribed on the Borg-Warner Trophy…incorrectly. This is exactly what happened to the 1950 Indy 500 winner, Johnnie Parsons.
John Fitch is quite an incredible man who has done many things well during his life and career. Along the way he has been a WWII pilot, a professional racing driver with many important victories around the world, car constructor and a crusader for safety on racetracks and highways. The Fitch-Whitmore was constructed in Fitch’s…
This photo gives you a good view of the construction of the Smith Motor wheel mounted on a bicycle. This gent looks as if he liked to accessorize his bike as we also see; a light, car horn, flag, tool pouch and a rack behind it with what appears to be a spring loaded seat…