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Goodwin's weekly : a thinking paper for thinking people. [volume] (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1902-1919, April 02, 1910, Image 8

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f There is joy in local motordom.
H ' Barney Oldfleld, the intrepid smasher of auto-
H mobile circular and straight track records, and
H who at Daytona, Florida, two weeks ago again
B came into his own by driving a mile in 27:33-100
R, seconds, will be seen here in an exhibition track
M race at the Fair grounds the first or second week
1 in May.
B Alec Sloan, one of the best known sporting
m writers in the country and who is now manager
B of the Oldfleld racing team, spent a day or two
M early in the week in town on his way with Old-
H field to Los Angeles, where the racing driver
H .! is to make another attempt at the world's rec-
H ords.
B i "We will be back in Salt Lake for three days
1 I of racing at the Fair grounds either the first or
H second week in May," said Mr. Sloan. "Besides
H p the 200-horsepower Benz car in which Oldfleld
H drove his record mile at Daytona, recently, we are
H carrying three or four other racing cars, and the
H program at the Fair grounds will contain two
H or three match events in which Oldfleld will
H drive against some of the other members of the
H 1 team. The track there is splendid and is heavily
1 enough banked to make fast going possible."
The news is the best motor enthusiasts here
B have had this spring, for if the plans of those
H j local dealers who are boosting for a hill climb
I and road race fall through, the public will at least
have an opportunity to see some fast going by
Oldfleld and his team mates.
Oldfield's record at Daytona, Florida, has been
the talk of the autnnobllo world since it was
(made. The previous record was set three or
four years ago by Marriott, who drove a special
Stanley steamer one mile in 28 1-5 seconds, or
an average speed of 127.6 miles an hour. Old
field's average was 131.82.
Oidfield again launched his great car from a
standing start for a mile against time, and crossed
the finish line with another record. His time
was 40.53 seconds, against 42.23 seconds made
with the same car by Hemery in England. The
timing for both races was done by C. H. War
ner, official timer for the American Automobile
association with the mechanical device used at
the Atlanta and Indianapolis speedways, which
has been officially adopted by the association.
Ralph DePalma, Oldfield's rival, was prevented
from starting against him by a broken pistoa.
The best previous official record for the mile
from a flying start by a gasoline car Is two miles
in 58 2-5 seconds, made at Ormonde Beach, Fla.,
in a 200-horsepower car by Demodeot, in 190G,
or an average speed of 123.3 miles an hour.
The best speed ever made by a locomotive is
five and one-half miles in 2 minutes, 30 seconds,
over the Plant system in March, 1901. Glenn H.
Curtiss, the aviator, covered a mile from a fly
ing start on an eight-cylinder motorcycle in 46 2-5
seconds in 1907.
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H One of the new American Ttavelers received last week by the Utah Motor Car Company a fast, speedy, classy car
The two American Travelers received by the
Utah Motor Car company early last week have at
tracted as much attention as any two automobiles
brought into town the past year.
Both cars are built on the semi gunboat body
type, with high gates enclosing the front seat
While the weather is nice I Before the spring rush I
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