Muskogee Auto Racing, Aug 19, 1912

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Muskogee Auto Racing, Aug 19, 1912 - THE BIG Noise in Auto Racing Will Be at the...
THE BIG Noise in Auto Racing Will Be at the Muskogee Fair Grounds Saturday—After Records Muskogee la to see in action a half- dozen of the world's greatest speed creations and four celebrated automobile drivers next Saturday at the fair grounds. Arrangements were made this morning for the famous racing machines and daredevils to stop over in the city on their way north to the big Elgin road race. All the cars and drivers come from Galveston where they have been tak- were In IN honored authorities wife vllle, resisted had Louis The a* a Louis more messages of with 't>i iB row ing part in the world's championship beach meet. The star of the bunch Is Louis L-isbrow, generally regarded in the speed pastime as the "world's rac- aga | ing monarch." The idea in coming to Muskogee Is ' not a money making proposition, but to endeavor to Lower the world's half- mile track marks. Dlsbrow already ! holds the world's five and ten mile dtft course record* and he wants the half mile and mile recoria, both held by Barney Oldfteld and made at Toledo, Ohio, two years ago. Oldfleld was the first great driver to look the Muskogee track over. He sent his manager, J, A. Sloan, here Just after the Muskogee track was built to see It and arrange for a race meeting in order that he might go after the records that Dlsbrow now holds. Sloan Is the present manager of and it was due to his is a thgiiasteet time ever credited to it was knowledge of the fast track tn Muskogee that the bunch of stars will come here and compete, Sloan offered to lay a wager with the Fair association this morning that the world's record would be beaten by Dlsbrow. He went to the track and Inspected It to see what steps would be necessary In fixing up the turns and arrange to take the necessary pre. cautions tn case^of. accident. The great 300 horsepower Fiat racer known as the Jay-Eye-Bee will be one of the cars entered In the meet At Galveston last week this machine lowered the beach record six seconds, covering the mile in 81.11 seconds. It Is claimed that the machine will du close to three miles a minute. The In It made at Dayton, Florida, where It traveled two miles In 57 seconds. Since then It has been Improved In many ways And 1* much faster. The car that Dlsbrow will send after the world's mark here Is the Simplex Zip, holder of seven world's dirt track marks. The only records that It does not hold o n a half mile track are the half and mile figures and Muskogee speed fans may see It acquire these two records nest Sat- U rday. is i The other drivers are all well known 'm the auto world. Joe Nlkrent °f, California, holder of seven to of world 's speed marks and driver of the famous Case Bullet and Heinle tllbrecht, the German pilot who came to this country hut a abort time ago, are two of the best known spaed demons who are | entered In the Blgtn race* on* will of stop off here on their way from ««• to give Dlsbrow •otnotiUnc to 'I the city for just to bring picnic been three far. he tn and take talking and be them. Hyde lot every Juet those them It won't a you this take proud

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  1. Muskogee Times-Democrat,
  2. 19 Aug 1912, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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