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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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The Wisconsin-Stutz Racing Engine

While looking for other information recently, a considerable amount of Wisconsin racing engine technical info was found. Since some of this may not have seen the light of day since it was published, it was decided to show some of it here and present it in stages. This engine is believed to have originated when…

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Eddie Rickenbacker and Maxwell

Eddie Rickenbacker is shown here at the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup race in San Francisco in one of the early Maxwell teams cars. Rickenbacker and the Maxwell racing story is one that we will cover here in the future. He went out early in this race with ignition problems. Note the early slender, Taylor manufactured Boyce…

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Jules Devigne At Indianapolis….1915

Jules Devigne who we have been following is shown above at Indianapolis, were he was the riding mechanic in the 1915 race. He and Billy Carlson finished 9th, although Hughie Hughes stepped in as a relief driver for Carlson to finish the race. It is not known if and where Devigne raced between the last…

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Joe Newby…..New Castle, Indiana

This is the second photo we have posted, showing Joe Newby, who was the Maxwell dealer in New Castle, Indiana, the city where the Maxwell factory (scroll down) was located. In the last photo he was in the biggest Maxwell which was a 30 h.p. touring. At the time we could see this roadster, which…

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