C. W. Matheson

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C. W. Matheson - II STOPS MISTS' . FROM MS OF SPEED Garden City,...
II STOPS MISTS' . FROM MS OF SPEED Garden City, However, a Center of Activity in Preparations for Eliminating Raco. POPE-TOLEDO CARS ARRIVE. Action ot Supervisors Directed i-gtiinst Amateurs Who Are After Records. (Special to the Eagle.) Mlneola, L. I., September 19 The steady downpour of rain yesterday put the Long Island roads selected for the coming elimination race for the Vanderbilt Cup in very poor condition for speed work. Now that the highways are oiled, the water has a habit of standing in pools, which require a long time to disappear. Because of these condi tions there was little traveling over the . course. Conversation turned to the action of the Board of Supervisors in passing resolutions against violations of the Bpeed regulations, which occurred at a meeting held yesterday at the court bouse here. Such a procedure was made necessary, not by the racing contingent, but by a number of amateur driv ers who bring cars down from the city and try to establish records over the course as revealed to them in the public announce ments. Chairman Robert Lee Morrcll, of the cup commission, feels that one or two ar rests will put a stop to the practice,, and Is consequently in accord with the county solons in their action of yesterday. B. F. Dingley and H. H. Lytlo arrived at Laraen City last night with the two Pope-Toledos entered for the race. Both machines were driven from Manhattan in the rain, arriving at the cathedral town shortly before sunset. Tho machines have much the . same appearance. Dingley will drive the 60-horse power car which was in the Gordoa ' Bennett race of this year. It is a four cylinder affair and has been thoroughly overhauled since returning from abroad, many new wrinkles learned on the other side hav- . lng been installed. Lytle will drive a new 75-horse power six . cylinder machine, which he said last night Is a flyer. Neither car will go over the course to-day. The drivers will make the circuit in touring cars. If the weather is fair the racers will be put through their . f paces on Wednesday morning, between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30, as designated by the , cup commission for such practice. ;. ...Joseph Tracy has the honor of going over the course more times than any of the other drivers who will enter the elimination event . of Saturday. He has sent the big ISO-horse -power Locomobile around many times and the combination continues to be the favorite for the preliminary event. Mortimer Roberts has also piloted the 60-horse power - Thomas over the course during the past few . : days. The White steamer has arrived. It is close to the ground and built in much the - same style as the one used by Webb Jay - this season for track racing. Jay is now slowly recovering from the effects of the accident at Buffalo last month. The attending physician says that it will be at least twelve weeks before Jay will be able to sit up comfortably and some time longer before ' he can leave the hospital. The injury to his head is proving a hard one to heal and the plucky driver still has moments of delirium. Jay was slated to drive in the elimination race. His place will be taken by Walter White. The Haynes and Royal cars are expected to be in action on the course to-day or tomorrow, and the Christie will be down in a day or two. This car had to be altered from a double to a single drive. Very little has been heard regarding the two Matheson ma- chines. Tom Cooper has been trying out the one entered through the A. C. A. by C. W. Matheson in and about Holyoke, .where the factory is located. It was his intention to bring tho car to New York yesterday, tut the trip was probably delayed by the fain. The Premier and Franklin cars are expected any day. Colonel Green held tho lat-fr until the close of the Syracuse, meet. Poth machines are of the air cooled type. It Is said that the Premier is the biggest machine with such a motor ever turned out. It has a 112 inch wheel base and a four cylinder motor, developing SO-horse power. There are three speeds forward and a reverse. into of at Is

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 19 Sep 1905, Tue,
  3. Page 12

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