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The Barnstormers and Early Racing

Barnstorming as it is called is usually thought of in connection with airplanes. Wiki defines the beginning of Barnstorming as the follows; The Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss had early flying exhibition teams and solo flyers like Lincoln Beachey and Didier Masson also became popular before World War I in the USA, but barnstorming did not become a formal phenomenon until the 1920s. The…

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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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