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Oldfield Tires – “The Most Trustworthy Tires Built”

The names of Ralph DePalma, Tommy Milton, Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmie Murphy, and Dario Resta are all writ large in the earliest days of motor racing, but none had quite the same flair for self promotion as Barney Oldfield. Whether in organized competition or barnstorming across the country in special events that he and promoters arranged,…

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The Nine Lives of the Fiat Cyclone Racing Car

By the time this interesting photo above of the Fiat Cyclone was taken, it had to have been in the racing game for close to seven or eight years. It was one of the cars in Barney Oldfield’s stable that he was using for his match and exhibition racing activities after Lincoln Beachey’s death. The car…

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Barney Oldfield – His Life and Times

*Updated* L to R : Fellow record-breaker aviator Wiley Post, unknown, Mr. Oldfield, unknown, with what appears to be a 1934 Chrysler CB Custom Six Convertible Sedan. The photo was taken at the Century of Progress. We’re quite sure that we don’t have to introduce our readers to Berna Eli “Barney” Oldfield. We can think of…

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Early Pushmobiles and The Little Tramp in Kid Auto Races at Venice

For a little quiet Sunday entertainment today we have a little something out of the ordinary as usual. Our video shows the film debut of Charlie Chaplin’s immortal Little Tramp character, although it was his third film for Mack Sennet’s Keystone Film Company. The scene of the production was in Venice, California on January 10,…

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Earl Cooper and his famous Stutz Racing Car

Famous early racing driver Earl Cooper is seen here posing in his early Stutz racing car. He went on to a long and successful racing career. His racing car was based on the well know Stutz Bearcat, which featured a strong and powerful 389 c.i. Wisconsin t-head engine. Above is an amusing film called The Speed…

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