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Joe Matson in a National Racing Car?

Reader James Lisk has shared with us a pair of photos showing a National racing car. In his research he appears to have identified the racing driver as Joe Matson, seen posing in the mechanic’s seat above. You can view a photo of Matson here and witness the strong resemblance, and the same type of uniform…

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Old Glory And The Showman

A pair of photos of Barney Oldfield in his National, which was a very unusual car. Compare it with a photo of this standard National racing car. This car is unlike any other National we have seen, because it appears the entire drive train was lowered in the chassis, between six to eight inches. This…

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Port Jefferson Hill Climb…

Donald Herr is shown in his  fully stripped National racing car, which won the Free For All at the Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY Hill Climb c. 1910-1912. The Free for all at that time, typically was the run for the big displacement machines. Photo courtesy of Bob Swanson.

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