Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
noiy afraid. 1 nave never wanted
him to race. It is not the thought of
speed that unnerves me. I have often
driven with Mr. Resta at an 80 and
90-mile clip. But if I should be on
the course and something should
happen " "- -
A shudder punctuated her confes
sion. "I suppose it is becauae we have
been married but a short time. Per
haps in time I shall take a more sen
sible view of racing. But now well,
it is something I can hardly bring my
self to think about. Dario, you know,
has told me about two times he has
already gone into the ditch at a rate
of 80 miles an hour."
Resta, patting his wife's hand re
assuringly admitted that her pleas
would probably take him out of the
speed game within the year. The
forthcoming Venice, Cal., and Indi
anapolis races, he allowed it to be in
ferred, might terminate his brilliant
speedway career. And that Inference
brought a quick, flashing smile to the
eyes of his bride.
A hidden romance in her recent
marriage to Resta in New York, hint
ed at as she told of what her hero's
track battles meant to her, cropped
close to the surface.
"I was on the point of telling you
who I am, and that would be a good
story for you, undoubtedly," she chal
lenged. "I will say this, that I'm a
New York girl and that we've only
been married a short time. You'll
have to guess the rest." '
Sharply she veered back to her fear
"I'll be gray-haired in a short time,"
she resumed, "unless Dario gives up'
"B r jjf. .KHf H
Mrs. Mary Resta and Her Husband, Dario Resta, Photographed One Hour
After Winning the Vanderbilt Cup Race.