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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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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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The Simplex Zip Revisited

The Simplex Zip is no stranger here on these pages as it is one of our favorite racing cars, along with it also being one of Peter Helck’s favorites. This is the earliest photo of it I have seen and the only one with the stub exhausts. We also included Helck’s typed capt-ion of the…

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