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The Flying Dutchman

Peter Helck artwork from his book Great Auto Races showning the 12o h.p. Mercedes straight-eight of H.L. Bowden. The car set the highest speed at the 1905 Ormond Beach speed meet, full details of the racer are in the preceding post. Artwork courtesy of the Helck family.

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The Flying Dutchman II In Photos

The Flying Dutchman II is shown here in rare photos from the Peter Helck Collection. The car is seen above on the scales being weighed in at the meet. It is not known how much the car weighed with its extra engine, as it did not meet the maximum weight limit set for international competition,…

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Ormond Beach 1905 speed Meet

Photos from the Peter Helck Collection showing three cars that attended the meet. Above is Louis Ross in his steam racing car which he built. It was powered by two Stanley engines. The number five car below is an English Napier driven by MacDonald. The second car below is James L. Breese in his Mercedes 40 h.p. Mercedes….

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