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* Updated * The 1917 Disbrow Special

Just the other day we found a very interesting article in The Automobile Magazine, dated Feb. 1, 1917, titled – Custom Bodies at Chicago Salon – Disbrow a Feature. We knew that this car was built by Lou Disbrow, a well know early racer, but after several years of looking, we were unable to find any…

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Lou Disbrow and The Pope Hummer

A pair of very rare photos from the Peter Helck collection, showing Lou Disbrow in his Pope-Hartford Hummer racing car. This was only a 389 c.i. four, but it did very well against other cars that had engines over twice the size as it did. In the 1911 Vanderbilt which was held in Savanna, Georgia,…

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Mad for Speed – Joan Newton Cuneo

By Elsa A. Nystrom: In 1914, Joan Newton Cuneo, the first female race car driver in the United  States told Country Life magazine, that she had already owned eighteen automobiles. For most people, in 1914, this was an incredible number.  After three years of searching, I have only been able to positively identify 12, along…

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