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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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* Updated * Chester Cheney – An Early Racer

Kathy Watkins from Indianapolis, was kind enough to share these photos of her family’s involvement with racing that go as far back as the early teens. We were able to find several articles about her grandfather Chester Cheney, who is seen posing above in a racing car in a photo taken by a Chicago photographer….

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