C. P. Illingsworth - Calif. My C. P. Illingsworth supposedly died in 1897.

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C. P. Illingsworth - Calif.  My C. P. Illingsworth supposedly died in 1897. - SANTA ANA MECCA OF AUTO RACERS ROYAL TOURIST...
SANTA ANA MECCA OF AUTO RACERS ROYAL TOURIST AND PENNSYLVANIA ENTERED Occasion of County Fair Has Devei. oped Into Prospective Hot Con. tests Between Local Cars Talk about races! The air along the road to Santa Ana leading from Los Angeles Is laden with the dust of racing cars bound for the pretty little county seat of Orange county. One after another of the cars for which Los Angeles is now famous have had mechanicians looking them over, tuning them up and putting them into fine fettle for the events that have been scheduled for the Orange County Products exhibit that is to be inaugurated on Saturday. One after another they have snorted and puffed in seeming anxiety to get to the race track, where their framing up is to be tested ona against the other, and one after another they have pulled out of town all day Thursday to be in Santa Ana ready to test the track arid have the drivers familiar with the track and its grades and turns. In addition to the Columbia, Corbin, Tourist, Buick and Oldsmobile cars mentioned in The Herald yesterday, two more cars left Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon prepared to enter and take their places at the tape on Saturday afternoon. These were the Pennsylvania—the car that tore down the longstanding record of one way to San Diego and put a new mark up on the score board of 4 hours and 14 minutes. The old and well known makes of automobiles with which the public have been familiar on the race courses on events local and otherwise, will have a new car to measure speed with at Santa Ana. Mountain and Carrigan took over their powerful Royal Tourist yesterday and last night entered for the fifty mile and five mile free-for-all events. Al Livingstone will drive the Royal Tourist and W. McDonough will be his mechanican, and from reports received at this office last evening the Royal Is a whirlwind and a competitor that has to be reckoned with for It is a powerfully constructed car of the 1910 vintage and will make the track hot when she starts. Harold Stone will drive the Columbia, with C. P. Illingsworth as his mechanican and this favorite little car that has been climbing about the Burris hills and bringing home cups from there and holds tha San Diego record now, may be looked for mighty close to the finish In the lead. Vick Machrls, the dare-devil driver who rode with "Wild Bill" Ruess in the Baldy race, is to drive the Pope- Hartford racer that made the now famous Baldy climb, is to give an exhibi- tlon drive for the pleasure of the vlsl- tors. It had not been decided who were to pilot the Buick, Corbin and Oldsmobile cars in the races, but they will have at their wheels the talent known to be running about Los Angeles eager to take a whirl at the other fellow. A large delegation of automobile enthusiasts will go over to the Ormge county capital to witness the events, and it Is anticipated that the largest assemblage ever 'gathered in Santa Ana will be present to cheer the racers as they whirl about the track". "Royal" Gone to Santa Ana Yesterday William Mountain got the big: and handsome Royal Tourist into shape and started with Al Livingstone and W. McDonough for Santa Ana, where the car was entered last night to participate in the racing events. Livingstone will drive the big car and McDonough will act as mechanician. As this car is a whirlwind on running, It Is expected that the Royal Touri.-t will come home loaded with the silverware the committee has placed up for the trophy-getters.

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  1. Los Angeles Herald,
  2. 01 Oct 1909, Fri,
  3. Page 13

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