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By Howard Fisk.
PROBABLY the greatest match
race ever scheduled in the his
tory of the automobile either in
America or Europe will occur
Tuesday, when Barney Oldfleld
and his 200-horsepower Benz and Ralph
do Paima, and his 200-horsepower Fiat,
will meet in a three-heat match race over
the Daytona Beach course, for a purse of
13.000. Both of the cars are flg-ured to
possess sufficient speed to go faater than
two miles a minute, and it seem* assured
that all world's records up to five miles
will be broken by the winner of the big
For the past three months a series of
contests between these great cars haa
been the chief topic among the automo
bile racing enthusiasts of the east. The
cars are the product of the two great
rival factories of ihirope and represent
the supreme effort of the racing car de
signers art. They were built for the two
inlghty rival drivers of Europe, H?m
niery, the intrepid, and nazarro, the dar
ing and skillful. They were raced over
the three-milllon-dollar speedway at
Brooklands, Eng., Hemmery driving his
car at the rate of seven miles an hour
faster than was attained by Nazarro.
Then the cars were sent to America,
the Flat being bought by E. W. C. Ar
nold, a youthful millionaire of New York,
the soife heir of great wealth. The Benz
was bought for $14.<>00 l>y Barney Old
field. champion track driver, with money
earned through being successful in the
most dangerous and hazardous of all
sports. The purchase price probably
meant nothing to Arnold. To Oldtield
each of the dollars he paid for the Benz
represented physical suffering and hos
pital sieges. Oldfleld himself is to drive
the car which cost him so dearly, while
Ralph De Palma has been emplo'ved to
drive the car belonging to Arnold.
* *
That the contest will develop into the
most grueling and chance-taking battle
In the history of automobile racing, there
Is little doubt. The heats will be at dis
tances of one. two and five miles.
The regular program of events for the
Daytona meet will be run March 22. 23 i
and 24 as originally intended, only the
oldfield-De Palma match being advanced
to the 15th to enable Mr. Arnold to ship
ms cars to California by freight instead
of express, thereby effecting a great sav
* *
The eighth annual Daytona Beach speed
carnival, under the auspices of the Florida
Kast Coast Automobile Association, will
be held on March 22. 23 and 24, and will
include a one-mile against time for the
worlds straightaway championship, the
cars qualifying being required to cover
live miles at an average speed of thirty
one seconds to the mile. The prlxe is a
handsome trophy donated by the Daytona
American Simplex ??
I'll one x. 3144.
Auburn h a rhine a co.. ieu o ?t.
nw"' ?' d.w. Tel. .V. 6973.
Baker elppfrir ?ook-stoddard co.,
a"cl ulcl/ll to 22d bnd p. Tel. X. 37ou.
Rljink "lncK MOTOR COMPANY, 1038
uuiurv rvnin. ?re. To). M. 03-10.
Cadillac co-m p
8t>. Tel. M. 2486.
Columbia ?78*
Columbia Electric J?T?iS? ^
n.w. Tel. M. 668.
flrawfnrri warxkr motor company,
V^ldWIulu 1204 X. H. &tp. w. 1232.
De Tamble
Detroit Electric,STl
Flmnro ^ermoxt oarage,
l.iiiiuic are. n.w. Tel. X. 374.
1122 Vt.
Em p commercial, alto and sip
> if i. r PLY COMPANY. 1813 New York
?ve. Tel. M. 2174.
flanriprc "9n,,commkrc,ai- auto
lldlluclo tu AND SUPPLY CO., 1813
n.Y.av. n.w. T?LM.2174.
PnrH ' HAS. E. miixer-4:~rro., 1105-7
r ul u 14th It. n w. Tel. n. 4170.
pranl/lin w>k-stoddakd CO.. 22d and
ii dllmiii p its n.w. Tel. N. 3790.
Hart km american truck go, mo
______ C at. r:.w. Tel. M. 3188.
hnitsrrmn tiie w h- wyman co., io?
nuiiailldll 6th at. n.w. tel. Main 1940.
{-lnhcnn motor car company.
i iuuouii York ate. Tel. M. 2489.
. 1315 New
Hupmobile .T,"tH'?
"Jackson {sA.'SSr-"1'
*2y I4tb at.
I nrnmnhilp standard garage. 2121
lutumuuiit; i4th ht n.w. t-i x. 2624.
i H7ior DI PONT SALES CO., 13th and g.
L-uzici Tel. Main 568.
Marion 1214 v "?nw
mdthocnn POPE automobile CO.. 817
iflclincauil 811, 14th. Tel M. 748.
1/iovtA/oll JOHN THOMAS AUTO CO.. 1s28
mdawcii l at. n w. Tel M. 1470.
Mnnn MOTOR BALKS CO., 811 17tb at.
ifiuuii n.w. Tel. M. 7038.
Mnro j(>hn j fjster. 1215 U at. n.w.
iflui d Tel. N. 6181.
Oakland ?PV,!:T5.% M;,u ""
-Overland UL'^Sil ~
AD, 1214 V at. nw.
Packard thk luttreli.. company.
1317 H at. ii.w. Tel. m 755>.
Palmer-Singer )ggnKli D MO,,RKJr
14?h. T?-l. M. ?8*>.
poorlncc motor car company, i.jis
iCCI icoo New York iivv. Tel. M. 2480.
fierce Arrowy
Pope Hartford
dromiar x- !>- moore. jr., *c:> nth at.
till ii tm TeL it t.sjo
Rauch & Lang Electric
811 17th at. n.w. Tel. M. 7038.
Regal TfVliiT
Ron U D- MOORE. Jr. S20 14th "at. n.wt
ncu Tel. Main 685*.
Reliance Truck
Phone x. 3144.
Rochester Marine Sco??
14th st. n w. Tel. X. 3141.
cnppH\A/pll nkwbold-spbkdwell, cctt
opcvtlwcii warner enrage. M st. and x H
a?e. Tel w. 1232.
Stevens-Duryea iV,:
n.w. Tel. M. 2480.
qtllhohok-dp COMMERCIAL AtlTO AND
oluucudkct SUPPLY oo.. 1S13 New
York %?e. TeL Mala 2174.
thnmac motor car co , 1315 new york
i i lulfldo are. n.w. Tet M. 2186.
Washinnton CORP . Munaey bldg. TeL
Main 6126
Waverly Electric otwaahn^
14th at. n.w. Tel. Main 748.
lail, ;i - THE "WHITE CO.. 1124 Conn. ava.
wnilft d w. TeL X. 2918.
Wood's Electric
| Daily- News. The second event is a two
! mlles-a-mlnute "speed king'.' race, free
j for all, each contesting car to cover the
I two mlle?? in one minute or faster, or no
race. The winner will receive the "speed
king" trophy. The other events include
five miles, free for all, prise, the Con
rad-Oates cup; fifty miles, stock chassis,
101 to 230 inches; fifty mile?, stock chassis,
231 to 4>ri0 inches; fifty miles, stock chas
sis, 431 to fim> inches; ten miles, Florida
championship, open to stock chassis own
ed for sixty days previous to date of
race by resident of Florida, permanent
or winter; ten miles, southern champion
ship, open to stock chassis owned for
sixty days prior to date of race by resi
dent of southern states; twenty miles,
handicap, free for all. and twenty miles,
handicap, stock chassis, all classes. In
each event handsome trophies will be
A special event will be the 300 miles
free-for-all, for which a $.">,000 trophy has
been donated by the "W. R." Corset Com
pany, and is probably the handsomest
priie ever raced for in this country. It
is known as the "W. B." trophy, and is
to be raced for annually until won the
second time by the same make car.
In the 300-mile special event it is quite
likely that Barney Oldfleld will be seen
at the wheel of his big Benz racer, and
also De Pal ma in his Fiat racer. The
longest race ever run on the Florida
beach was at a distance of 300 miles,
and the officials are hopeful that all rec
ords from the one-mile mark of 28*4 to
the 300-mile record of 3.53.44, will be
broken at the coming meet.
* *
A deal of unusual importance was an
nounced a few days ago from Detroit, the
automobile center of this country, to the
effect that the E-AI-F Company holdings
had been transferred to J. Pierpont Mor
gan & Company of New York. It is also
stated that the property will ultimately
be capitalized at from $30,000,000 to $50,
* *
The spectacle of the President of the
United States motoring to the Capitol and
"picking up" the Speaker of the House
of Representatives was witnessed last
Tuesday afternoon when President Taft
and Uncle "Joe" Cannon spent the after
noon "joy riding." Both are enthusiastic
motorists, each being provided by the
federal government with machines of the
latest approved type. Both discarded the
cares of their respective offices and took
advantage of the delightful spring
weather, which was a strong contrast to
a year ago when the President visited the
Capitol to be sworn In.
* ?
Lieut s. W. T. Conn and C. T. Wade,
U. S. N., have purchased E-M-F "80"
touring cars with full equipment. The
cars have a seating capacity of five pas
* *
The Auto Livery Company has placed
an order for a shipment of Alco taxlcabs
for use in this city. The cabs will be
similar to those now in service in several
of the large eastern cities.
* *
Elsie Janis, the actress, has purchased
a 1910 American Simplex touring car of
the latest design. The car is handsomely
fitted up and is attracting considerable
attention. "Miss Janis expects to spend
her leisure moments touring during the
coming summer, and as she Is an ardent
motorist, will undoubtedly enjoy her out
ing. It will be remembered that Miss
Janis starred here a few years ago In the
Vanderbilt Cup, which was one of the
greatest plays since the production of the
motor car. The Vanderbilt Cup race in
the last act was of the sensational from
start to finish and scored a hit all over
the country. The car is close coupled and
of the two cycle type.
* *
R T. Ritter of Winchester, Va., left
this city Thursday morning in a Reo
runabout for his home, stopping en route
at Rockvllle, Frederick and Harpers
* *
A 1910 Hupmobile was shipped to the
Watson Motor Company of Tarboro, N.
C., the order having been placed through
the local agent.
* *
A four-passenger Waverley electric coupe
was delivered during the p&Bt week to
Admiral Van Reypen of this city. The
car is a model 75, finished in blue, the
interior being handsomely finished In the
same color.
* *
Many reports received during the past
week by Charles Thaddeus Terry, chair
man of the legislative board of the
American Automobile Association, Indi
cate that energetic work is being carried
on by scores of clubs throughout the
country toward impressing members of
the committee on Interstate and foreign
l commerce, which has charge of the fed
eral registration automobile bill, as well
as their respective congressmen, with the
I fact that the motorists of the country
1 keenly desire to see the bill reported out
of the committee and brought before
I Congress for definite action. In Chicago
and in other cities throughout Illinois a
vigorous campaign for the bill has been
started. Peter A. Meixell of the Wiikes
barre club, Pennsylvania, writes that his
club of several hundred members has
made a strong appeal to the congress
men from that part of the state to take
active steps toward obtaining a favor
able report on the bill.
A number of clubs in New York state
are pushing the matter actively through
communications from the clubs and by
individual members to their representa
tives in Congress. Representative Wil
liam M. Calder of Brooklyn, N. Y., in
answer to scores of these requests from
| prominent motorists has made the en
' couraging reply that he will do every
i thing he can to secure favorable action
on the bill.
? *
When a bolt is to be removed from 4
machine, avoid using a hammer directly
on the bolt unless absolutely necessary.
Hard pounding will invariably ruin the
bolts for further use, necessitating a re
! placement at not only additional ex
; pense?which in Itself is no great item?
! but often resulting in vexatious delays
i and no end of trouble.
When the 1910 automobile touring sea
son opens the Interstate tourist will flad
himself much better provided for as to
reliablo road Information than ever be
fore. The bureau of tours of the Auto
mobile Club of America, of which Gen.
George Mooro Smith is chairman, has
been engaged during the past winter in
an enlargement of the scope of ths work
of the touring bureau to cover every state
in the Union. The Automobile Club of
America has also perfected a plan by
which a motorist can Join the automobile
club as a "tourist membar" and enjoy
all the advantages of the bureau of touis
at a yearly membership fee of $10. The
motorist can thus obtain for a nominal
sum all the touring information, route
cards, maps and guides he desires, and
under the new arrangement which the
Automobile Club of America has made
with mary of the larger automobile clubs
of the country the tourist member en
Joys the privilege of a chain of automo
bile clubs, where he can stop on his
travels and receive detailed local touring
information and the temporary privileges
of each of the clubs.
For several years such a scheme for
taking care of the motor tourist has been
discussed amxiag various automobile club
members, and when the Automobile Club
of America made the move to organize
a national touring bureau many of the
other clubs throughout the country at
once showed a willingness to co-operate.
Through its own efforts and the ef
forts of these affiliating clubs the Auto
mobile Club of American has prepared
and has nearly ready for distribution a
compilation of all the motoring routes
in all of the states in the Union. It also
has enlarged its department of foreign
touring. Members may now And out at
the Automobile Club of America every
thing they wish to know about a foreign
trip before sailing for the other side.
* *
T. B. Spence enjpyed a short trip last
week to Manassas, Va., as the guest of
A. B. rmlln, a prominent motorist of this
* *
Royce Hough, who has been confined
to his 'bed for several weeks past with an
acute attack of pneumonia, is rapidly re
gaining his health, and expects to be
about again within the next two weeks.
? *
H. H. Miller of the Peerless Motor Car
C'mpany is spending a few days in the
past week on a visit to the National Cap
* *
Some motorists who have tried the in
troduction of graphite into lubricating
oil find that it works satisfactorily. If
this Is tried the proportions should be a
teaspoonful to a pint of oil. Those who
have tried it say that it builds up irregu
larities on bearing and wearing surfaces
of pistons, rings and cylinders, resulting
in better cylinder lubrication.
* ?
* *
Roy Dent of the local branch of the
Qoodvear Tire and Rubber Company left
last Tuesday on a ten-day trip through
North Carolina.
* *
Forty state associations, including with
their affiliated clubs a total m??mbership
of over 40.000 members, is the aim that
President Lewis R. Speare and his asso
ciate officers of the American Automobile
Association have set out to attain during
the present year. Judging from the ac
tivity already apparent in many of the
largest clubs in the country in addition
to the growing tendency in many states
to form automobile associations, it would
for home. He drove the car over the
pike to Baltimore, from which point the
car was taken by boat the remainder of
the Journey.
* *
Ma J. J. K. Thompson is the latest pur
chaser of a model T. Ford touring car
of five-passenger* capacity, with full
Frank E. Altemus lias received his new
Cadillac "30" touring car, which he re
cently ordered. It is of the deml
tonneau type and is fully equipped.
* *
Charles W. Terry, who is confined to
his home with a severe attack of the grip,
is reported to be improving. It will,
however, be several days before he will
be able to attend to business.
* *
Levi Woodbury is among those who pur
chased Cadillac ,,30" touring cars last
week. A five-passenger car was delivered
to him a few days ago.
* *
A. R. Renner of New Midway, Md.t
National Capital. He Is making his
headquarters with the Zell Motor Car
Company while here.
* *
The first shipment of Staver-Chlcago
"30s" was received last week by the new
anto firm of Bennett-Collins Company. A
trylng-out process followed for a few
days, resulting: In much satisfaction. The
cars are finished in blue, and have at
tractive lines. ,
* *
Barney Oldfleld. the automobile track
champion, now aspiring to become the
holder of all world's records for straight
away racing on the Florida beach, has
become a property owner of Daytona,
which is boomed as being the prettiest
little city in America.
Barney must have held out a few dol
lars on his first count, for the deed tells
of something like $8,000 being paid for the
* *
Smokers can locate a small puncture in
an Inner tu/be If they do not wish to Im
merse the tube In water, by blowing
smoke into it. Deflate the tube entirely,
and before replacing the valve blow as
much smoke as possible into the tube.
Then replace the valve and blow up the
tube with a pump and the smoke will
issue from any tiny punctures.
* *
F. C. Slbbald of New York city has
been appointed manager of the Zell Mo
tor Car Company of this city and has en
tered upon his new duties. His first sale
of the week was a Chalmers 40 touring
* *
Among those who received Hupmobllea
during the past week were: Dr. E. S.
Lothrop, Dr. E. J. Smith, Joseph Jen
nings, Maj. Cavanaugh and Mra. Castle.
? *
C. R. Redden, manager of the New
York branch of the Studebaker Automo
bile Company, J A. Stratton of the Phila
delphia branch and C. H. Tyler were
guests of W. C. Long of the Commercial
Auto and Supply Company last week.
* *
Mrs. A. E. Bates has purchased a
Pleroe-Arrow touring car of the latest
type. The car is a six cylinder and is
rated at thirty-six horsepower. The car
was delivered to Mra. Bates Wednesday.
* *
Mrs.. Caslmlr Fabregou of this city is
the latest purchaser of an E-M-F "80"
tourii^ car, of flve-paasenger capacity,
with full equipment.
Frank Boyd of the Warner Motor Com
pany will leave Tuesday on an extended
trip through Maryland, visiting all of
the principal cities south of the Mason
and Dixon line.
? *
Brans Maxwell of the Hudson Motor
Company, Detroit, spent several days the
T? kg prrifBled to vrturr of 300-allc
fre?-i*r-all automobile raw at Dajr
toaa Beach, Fla., sect weak.
I and construction. This motor will sup
plant the present 35-horsepower plant
of the Washington car. and will sell at
the same price as the present one.
* *
A. H. Collins of the newly organized
Bennett-Collins Aiftomobile Company
I is spending a few days in Philadelphia
in connection with the now firm.
* *
Dr. Frank Leech has ordered a 1910
Kline Kar roadster, finished in blue, to
be delivered April 1. The car will be
four-cylindw and rated at 24-30 horse
* *
J. I. McCallum is the latest purchaser
of a Pullman car. It is of the roadster
type and rated at 35 horsepower.
* *
Charles E. Myers, local agent for the
Elmore car. has purchased a lot on L
street northwest between 14th and 15th
streets, on which he contemplates
erecting a building and display sales
* *
B. L. Neeley is the latest purchaser
of a Washington car. This car is fitted
with a touring car body, finished in
dark red end fully equipped in every re
* *
W. C. Yates has received his Wash
ington tourabout car, which is fully
equipped, and is spending his spare
time on neer trips in and about the
city. It is evident that he will be one
of Washington's leading motorists with
the coming of good weather.
? ?
According to an interview with Engi
neer Crosby of Maryland, it will cost
approximately $200,000 to complete the
boulevard between Baltimore and Wash
ington. If this amount was appropriated
at once the work could be completed
within one year. Nineteen of the thirty
miles of the boulevard are completed.
The cost has been $240,000, with one mile
and n ball added to the nineteen, for a
contract has been awarded for this and
the money needed to meet the conditions
of the contract ?eats up the whole amount
of the money set aside by the general
assembly. This leaves nine and a half
"E ALPHDEiPALlrlA-riAT - 200HP
not surprise the officials of the national
body to see this goal reached long be
fore the close of the year.
As an indication that this hoped for
result is based upon practical endeavors
comes the announcement that at the
monthly meeting of the executive com
mittee of the American Automobile As
sociation, held in Boston last Tuesday,
the Florida State Automobile Associa
tion, with eight federated clubs, was
elected to membership. This makes the
thirty-fourth state body now affiliated
with the national organization. At the
?same time the Savannah Automobile
Club was elected, and' this club completes
the requisite number in Georgia for the
formation of a state association, and
plans for a state automobile association
in Georgia are now under way.
* *
From the reports which have been re
ceived by Secretary Frederick H. Elliott
at national headquarters In New York
during the past few weeks from various
parts of the country, the fact is clearly
revealed that a decided movement is un
der way toward the federation of auto
mobile club interests in many states in
the far west, and in the south, into
ptate organizations. Before the next
meeting of the executive committee there
is every evidence ?hat the application
of the Oregon State Automobile Associa
tion will be received. This will, in all
probability, be followed' by that of
Georgia, while other states where the
movement Is reaching definite action are:
North Carolina, South Carolina and Ten
nessee. Indeed, before the close of the
year it will not be at all surprising to
see the solid south lined up as a body of
affiliated state associations with the na
tional governing body.
Aside from the organization of new
clubs and state associations, there are
also decided- evidences of growth among
the majority of the 250 clubs now affi
liated with the A. A. A.
* *
Motor enthusiasts of southern Califor
nia are much elated over the news that
entries have been received in the east
from Robertson, De Palma, Lescaulet
and Bragg and the tentative entry of
Hearne last week for the opening of the
mils circular board track at Los Angeles
soon. The track is nearing completion
and when completed will be the only one
of its kind in the country.
George Robertson will drive a Simplex
and also the big Christie car, and the
champion of the road is expected to give
Ralph De Palama, the track champion,
a warm time on the board saucer. Frank
Lescaulet left yesterday, while Caleb S.
Bragg, the amateur, after witnessing the
De Palma-Oldfleld match Tuesday at
Daytona, Fla., will make a flying trip to
the coast with De Palma. Bragg has
already shipped his nln?ty-horsepower
Flat, with which he expects to set up a
number of new amateur world's records.
Ralph De Palma had a physical exam
ination last week at Daytona and aside
from his thigh, which was broken last
fall and which is not thoroughly well,
his physician pronounced him in excel
lent condition.
* ?
Announcement was made in Boston last
night of the formation of the Boston As
sociation of Licensed Automobile Deal
ers, a Massachusetts corporation having
for its purpose the advancement of the
interests of those who handle cars li
censed under ^he Selden patent, which is
recognized by almost eighty of the prom
inent automobile manufacturers of this
country as the pioneer patent covering
the modern gasoline automobile.
* * t
Robert Callahan, jr., has purchased <an
American Simplex touring car of seven
passenger capacity and fully equipped.
The car Is four cylinder, two cycle and
Is rated at fifty horsepower. It is the
sixth of its kind now In use in this city.
The car was delivered during the past
* ?
Carl H. Au has placed his order for a
1810 Speedwell touring car, with full
equipment, with the Newbold-Speedwell
Company, for delivery in April. The car
is of the seven-passenger type, four cylln
ler and rated at fifty horsepower. The
color will be blue, with straw running
* *
Thomas Powell of the eastern shore left
Washington early Thursday morning in
[? new 1010 Reo four-cylinder touring car
after receiving: his new four-cylinder Reo
touring car departed over the roads Just
prior to the snowstorm of Thursday. Up
to the last report he was making excel
lent headway without any trouble on the
* *
Automobile licenses were Issued dur
ing the past week as follows:
Lewis M. Thayer, 125 Tennessee ave
nue northeast, Hupmoblle.
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Cpmpany,
Delaware avenue and E southwest, Dor
ris touring car.
John M. Clark, 2339 Massachusetts
avenue northwest, Stoddard-Dayton.
Robert W. Slye, 900 14th street north
west, Win ton.
H. F. Mooney, 707 G street northwest,
Pord touring car. .
Robert Lee O'Brien, 1309 G street
northwest, Cadillac "30."
National Electric Supply Company,
1330 Xe\v York avenue northwest, Max
well runabout.
Ella G. Gillett, 1614 20th street north
west, Cadillac "30."
James G. McKay, the Oakland, Over
land runabout.
Thomas P. Brown, 017 4% street south
west, Maxwell runabout.
Sal vat or Dimisa, 1000 25th street north
west, St. Lorine touring car.
Charles W. Fairfax, 1342 New York
avenue northwest, Cadillac "30."
James Strayer, 134 New York avenue
northwest, Cadillac "30."
Auto Livery Company, 212 12th street
northwest, Alco.
Federal Taxicab Company, 212 12th
street northwest, Alco.
Federal Taxicab Company, 212 12th
street northwest, Alco.
M.? Cassidy, 911 New York avenue
northwest, Autocar.
Catherine M. Cameron, 1733 J street
northwest, Hupmobile.
W. L. Radcliffe, Raleigh Hotel, Olds
Ii. N. Smith, 610 F street northwest.
Bennett-Collins Company, Metropolitan
Bank building. Staver-Chicago.
Hennen Jennings, 2221 Massachusetts
avenue northwest, Cadillac "30."
T. B. Cochran, 722 King street, Alex-1
andria, Va., Overland.
Robert Callahan, ;jr? the Kenesaw,
George H. Davis, 11 th and G, Packard.
Elliott Woods, United States Capitol,
F. V. Curtis, 1601 21st street north
west, Stevens-Duryea.
W. C. Thacher, 2801 18th street north
west, Reo.
I General House Repair Company, 2013
14th street northwest, Cadillac truck.
Levi Woodbury, 11 Iowa circle^ Cad Il
iac "30."
Annie W. Burr, 1844 Columbia road,
Alexander Brunton, 1387 H street
northwest, autocar.
| John F. Dryden, 1589 18th street north
west4 Packard.
John H. Hammond, 1500 Rhode Island
avenue northwest, Mercedes.
John II. Hammond, 1500 Rhode Island
avenue northwest, Packard.
W. M. Hannoy, 532 3d street north
west, Johnson car.
Horace Wylie, 1203 Thomas circle,
Dr. J. E./Smith. 631 Pennsylvania ave
nue . northwest, Hupmobile.
Margaret Woodward, 2015 Wyoming
avenue, Baker.
* *
E. \. Dunston has placed an order for
a Cadillac "SO" demi-tonneau touring car,
to be delivered May 1.
* *
E. H. Johansen, local representative of
the Hartford Rubber Company, leaves to
day for a week's trip through Virginia.
He will make his headquarters at Nor
* *
Edward Mullin has placed his order for
a 1910 E-M-F "30" touring car with the
necessary equipment for touring.
Herbert Lytle has Joined the racing
team of the American Motor Car Com
pany of Indianapolis, and will drive an
American racing car in the events of
the coming season.
* * '
The Carter Motor Car Corporation,
after extensive tests, has adopted a
long-stroke motor of 40 horsepower,
having a bore of 4*? inches and a stroke
of 5^4 Inches. This motor is a dupli
cate of the famous Lancia car in design
miles for -which contracts are to he
That these miles should cost so much?
approximately $30,000 for each?Is not due
so much to the unusual cost of road
building as to the fact that two expensive
bridges must he built, the road relocated
In two instances and railroad grade cross
ings abolished. In order to make the
road the kind desired?a real boulevard?
these railroad grade crossings must be
Of the uncompleted road one-half mile
is at College Park and another half mile
at Bladensburg, both in Prince George
county. It is on these two stretches of
road that the bridge work is necessary.
Between Oontee and Beltsville is a stretch
of four miles which the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad crosses twice. In order
to escape these crossings Engineer Cros
by has relocated the road west of the
railroad track. Rights of way have not
been readily secured in every instance
and the work of securing a new route
has been attended with some expense.
In Blkridge, just outside of Baltimore,
is another grade crossing, a very danger
ous one, which Engineer Crosby desires
to escape by relocating the road. Objec
tions have been made to this. The re
maining four miles of the uncompleted
boulevard is Just outside of Baltimore, be
tween the Patapsco river and Morrell
While the cost of completing the road
is estimated- at $200,000, Engineer Crosby
makes no allowance in this for money
that the highways division hopes to se
cure from the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road. The crossing at Elkridge is a very
dangerous one, and the railroad, he
thinks, should be wl'ling to pay some of
the expense of abolishing it. While the
crossings at Contee and Beltsville are
not of the same character, nevertheless
when the road is completed it will be
used very largely by automobiles run
ning at a high rate of speed. It shou'd,
he thinks, be worth something to the
railroads to have the danger of collisions
eliminated by the abolishing of these
crossings, as well a? the one at Elkridge.
* *
Fred S. Lincoln Is having a Spencer car
finished at the factory in Baltimore of
canary yellow with broad black border
lines and black vertical stripes, reminis
cent of the Pickwickian coaching days
in England. In high contrast to these
colors will be added a door panel of car
dinal red, with white and gold stripes,
and a simple monogram done in black,
gray and blue, the running gear to be of
yellow and red. A yellow patent leather
hood will be used to inclose the top when
it Is folded, equipped with a boot covered
with black patent leather heavily cross
banded with dull brass strips attached
by the use of large studded nails.
* *
J. William Weber Is among the recent
purchasers of a Washington car, having
placed an order for a touring car finish
ed in olive green, with full equipment for
long-distance touring.
Structural steely for the enlargement of
the plant of the Carter Motor Car Cor
poratlon has arrived at Hyattsville, Md.
Preparations are being completed for the
rapid construction ?.f this factory bulld
I Ing as soon as the weather permits. It
is expected that this additional building
will be ready for occupancy by Jun?? V
* *
One of the features of the recent en
durance run of the Rochester (N. Y.)
Automobile flub was the behavior of
the Speedwell car which participated.
The Rochester cluh has made it a. cus
tom to hold a winter endurance run
each year, believing that the conditions
furnish a far better gauge of the com
peting car'* ability than can be had In
contests during favorable weather and
over roads which, in comparison, pre
sent no obstacles.
The Speedwell, in addition to par
ticipating in the run and securing a
perfect score, was put through what
! was practically a non-stT?> run for three
days. The day before the contest the
motor was run continuously for nin?
hours. The first day of the contest car
ried the cars from Rochester to Syra
cuse, N. Y, a distance of ninety-seven
: and a half miles through the snow;
i the second day the distance was 101
i miles. The Speedwell motor was not
1 stopped or stalled on either day, despite
! the heavy going encountered over prac
i tically the entire distance, running for
j nearly eleven hours the first day and
; for nine hours the second.
Further distinction is due the Speed
well in the matter of gasoline con
sumption. Only eight and a half gal
lons were required for the run of
ninety-seven and a half miles, while
half a gallon more took the car over
the 101-mile foute of the second day
?an averAge for two days of close
to twelve miles per gallon, which may
be considered high. In view of the road
conditions encountered.
* *
If the compression Is poor the com
pressed gas must leak away at some
point, provided that the engine castings
are sound; the sources of this leakage we
either via the piston rings, exhaust valve
or the inlet valve. Leakage through a
broken sparking plug porcelain or through
a defective compression tap is easily
* *
For the first time in the history ot auto
mobile racing, a set of rules has been
compiled embracing every phase of the
sport. As announced by Chairman But
ler of the contest board of the American
Automobile Association, the 1910 contest
code Is wide-reaching In Its scope. Not a
point has been overlooked, and there are
many amendments that will meet the pop
ularity of those interested in the motor
car game. Well might It be said that
such complete provision for the governing
of auto events in this country has never
before been at hand. It promises great
racing for 1010.
The contest rules have been reclassified.
The divisions are known as general and
special rules. The general rules apply to
all forms of contests and cover common
points. The special rules apply to rr^ad.
track, long-distance track and twenty
four-hour races, as well as hill climbs,
reliability contests and tours.
A number of new3 regulations have been
formulated In the general rules division.
Ore of the most striking additions is the
adopting of a regulation requiring race
drivers to register. Stress is also laid
on the amateur question. The amateur
driver will have to regl^er as well as the
man who is in the game for money. More
over, special attention was paid the ques
tion of the amateur's status, as well as a
flear and concise definition of the term
being given.
Restrictions are also placed on the ad
vertising of entries which do not subse
quently com-pete. The claiming of records
and certified trials are other points re
ceiving attention. Clauses are devoted to
the referee's powers, promoter's liability,
unadulterated fuel supply and delivery of
All raring drivers will be required to
register with the contest board. Thedr
registration cards will expire December
31 of each year. A detailed record of
eaoh driver's performances In contests
throughout the year will be kept. An un
registered driver may not compete In a
sanctioned event.
* *
All claims for record must be made to
the contest board ten days after their
accomplishment. A record cannot be ad
vertised until acceptance by the contest
board. No record for a distance of five
miles and under shall be allowed unless
taken by an automatic timing device.
The registration rules applying to pro
fessional drivers also hold good for ama
teurs. In the ?'powers of a referee" spe
cial stress is laid on the right of that
officer to rule out of a race any partici
pants on grounds of physical unfitness.
The special rules for road racing were
drawn up with the safety of the public
and contestants In mind. Before sanc
tioning a race the contest board will
have on file a permit or certified copy for
the use of highways granted by the local
authorities. Violation of the mechanical
repairs and breaches of the pit rules will
mean disqualification.
Any attempt at fraud in the matter of
the stock clause and status of a car will
mean the disqualification of car, entrant
and driver. In addition a complete set
of rules for the running of a road rare
is provided. This includes: "Weighing in
and weighing out requirements, signal
code for contestants. International road
symbols for making the course, road reg
ulations and special duties of officers.
The special track rules provide for the
division of tracks Into three classes?one
half mile, one mile and two miles or over.
The tracks will be inspected by a repre
sentative of the contest board. If com
plying with all qualifications they will be
licensed for one year. No licenses will
be issued for dangerous tracks. No sanc
tion will be granted for a track meeting
of more than three days' duration. No
record will be allowed which is made on
a track less than one mile In length. Anv
contestant who drives the reverse way
of a track shall be Immediately disquali
fied, suspended and reported to the con
test board.
Several Important changes have been
made in the twenty-four-hour content
rules. No driver will be permitted to
drive more than three hours at a time on
the track. Before taking up the wheel
again he must take one nour's rest.
Twenty-four-hour racing will not be al
lowed on a half-mile track. Repairs and
replacements are also restricted.
* *
Beventy-flve makes of American and
foreign cars now appear on the official
list of Selden patent licensees. Thos*
appearing on the list for the first tlino
are: Flandrau Motor Car Company of
New York city, licensed to import and
sell in this country the Brasier car; W.
FT. Mclntyre Company of Auburn. Ind.,
making the Mclntyre car, and Simplex
Motor Car Company of Mtshawaka,
Ind.. making the Amplex car, former!/
known as the American Simplex.

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