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The reason a speedier mark at one mile could be set at the Booster speed way than on the wooden course Is be cause Indianapolis is a two and one half mile circuit, with mile straight away stretches calling for no turns within this distance, while the Los An geles one is a perfect circle, one mile In -circumference, making constant turns necessary. For instance, compare the 100-mile mark at Indianapolis i Ith Harroun's board track figure for the same dis tance. Klncaid ln a National on the former course got over the ground in 83 minutes' 23.43 seconds; Harroun's board track mark was 76 minutes, 21 seconds, or 7 minutes faster. In the free-for-all at the ten-mile distance Bragg, who made the best Indianapolis mark, was clocked In the Flat "90" in 7:02, while Robertson in the "90" Sim plex on the mile board course at Playa del Hey scored 6:35. The five-mile free for-all figure for the brick speedway is 3:34.9. made by Bragg, while on the Los Angeles saucer De Palma in a car of the same make made tho figure "of 3:l6. —more than 18 seconds faster. In the 451-600 cubic Inch displacement class, where the same distances were run on each course, Oldfield In a Knox covered five miles in 8:42.2 on the boards, while on the other oval the same car and driver was clocked ln 4:01.03—19 seconds slower on the bricks. At ten miles with the same car Oldfield holds this class record of 7:22.92 made at Playa del Rey, as against his mark of 7:60.7. on the Hoosler course—2B soc- "AMPLEX" -■..I in ■ ' ■■ ' ' ' ' ' m_^_'__ll_!_ ' " ■'■^^—^ A Name of a Motor Car to store away in your "think tank" ' Jor —-and it's a live guarantee, a good guar- *V; y^ Aj? antee, that's back of the Marathon. It's a \ ,g_? A§r guarantee backed by a factory with a Million Dollar \ j^?" £§r capital. A high class factory that'-s been in the business >_gfe. V i§? £& of making high grade machinery for 26 years and has a perfect \ ,is=? M& organizationan administrating and executing organization that^|fe \ fc§" ffl knows how to figure and save every penny. Y^ \ i§^ Izl c **aye Them for Immediate Delivery - Y^ V r~-. 12] That's just one of our strong points. Ten-minute service is our slogan. It'll !§»s■ \ f=^ ____§_! take just ten minutes to fill the tank, radiator and oil reservoir and the car \^V§ 1 S Kf 5-Passenger Touring 4-Passenger Surrey 2-Passenger Roadster t| =>S Sr §3 HERE'S A PARTIAL SPECIFICATION: Motor 30 brake-H. P., 4 cylinder, water M_S / = I? cooled, 4x4% cast ln pairs. Remy Magneto and dry cells. Shaft straight line drive. l§ =■ 1~ —1 ; Selective type transmission, 3 speeds forward, and reverse. External and Internal brakes. X — t== . X Self-oiling multiple disc clutch. 112-inch wheel base. 3 oil and 2 gas lamps, generator. Is = t= # horn, full set of tools. _ _,_, \"- '-~ ■ ■_, n . , ' _••« fAa kS m I :&?B> The c'assiest Car Ever Built for $1500 If 1218-1218 SALES^^^^BROADWAY^IOS SO. OLIVE ST. , >^m7*^'mur —-**^ ; •-: HOME F5604- AUTOMOBILES onds slower. Take the 301-450-lnch class, where comparisons are possible: At the Los Angeles saucer Nlkrent In a Buick covered five miles in 3:56.65, against Kineaid's mark of 4:05.07 with a National at Indianapolis. Nlkrent also made the ten-mile fast record on the coast, 3:56.68, while Aitken's In dianapolis mark in this class was 7:57.01— full minute slower. Again, in the 231-300-inch class, Har roun in a Marmon on the plank circle made the five-mile mark In 3:55.97, while Dawson in the same car required 4:41.03 for the Indianapolis mark. The ten-mile marks In this class are 7:35 for Nlkrent on the coast and 8:16 for Harroun on the Indiana course. Even in the 161-230-Inch "baby" class the board track proved faster. Nikrent's Buick covered ten miles in 8:40-17 at Playa del Rey, Ogatnnt Chevrolet's Buick figure of 9:03.6 at Indianapolis. Of course all of the Los Angeles rec ords were made under A. A. A. clafl? (', governed only by piston displace ment, because at that time the 1910 rules and definition of a "stock car" had not been announced, although in nearly every case competitors at Los Angeles drove stock machines. The Indianapolis class marks were made under class B rules, and therefore stand as purely stock car records. Never theless the comparative speed possi bilities aro conclusively demonstrated above, for In numerous events the identical cars and drivers competed at each course and in every case of a race of more than one mile proved that the board course Is the fastest. Plans for a circuit of these board tracks are now maturing, so many cities being interested and various pro moters wanting board motordromes. While the above-mentioned phenom enal records were made it should be remembered that but one serious acci dent occurrerd on the Playa del Rey saucer during the seven days' meet and three weeks of practice, which In Itself is a notable record. ■-,'■■ -': MAYOR GAYNOR WILL JUDGE AT PORT JEFFERSON CLIMB New York Executive Accepts the Duties of Honorary Starter Mayor Gaynor of New. York has been asked to officiate as Judge at the flrst annual hill-climbing contest to be con ducted by the Automobile club of Port Jefferson, L. 1., on Saturday, June 25, and already he has signified his Inten tion of being present to start the flrst car up the hill. That there will be a largo number of contestants in each event scheduled is practically assured as entries are com ing in daily. A special permit lias been granted to the club which will allow contestants to try out cars on the hill between the hours of 5 a. m. and 8 a. m. for three days preceding the contest. All traffic will be stopped and special guards will be on hand to keep the road clear. Tars will have a rolling start of 400 feet before crossing the starting line to ascend the 2000-foot hill. Los Angeles Sunday Herald NEW AUTO DEVICE IS A REVELATION Pneumatic Clutch, Invented by a Los Angeles Man, Meets the Herald Test WILL ELIMINATE CRANKING Car wit!} Appliance Consumes 1 Hour and 50 Seconds for a Mile—ls World Record Another automobile world's record beaten— this time the slowest mile ever traveled by a motor car—a measured course by the city engineer's depart ment of Los Angeles, and the time for the one mile, on high gear, never touching a brake or slipping the clutch, was one hour and fifty seconds, heat ing the best previous slow time made by another car by thirty-two minutets. Under the auspices of the Los An geles Herald, Thursday, an exhaustive test was made by the use of a new device as applied to motor cars, to consume one hour for the car to travel one mile without at any time coming to a stop, and as authentically wit nessed by eight persons and officially timed by three of them the result has been a startling revelation to the motoring world. For some time local machinists have been interested ln a pneumatic trans mission and clutch, the invention of Frank Monroe Prather of Los Angeles. Though the device is intended to be used on any motor car dependent on gas for Its power, its flrst direct use and application has been on a standard 30-horsepower automobile. An "E-M-F" car was purchased for the demonstra tion, and this new pneumatic clutch permanently fixed to Its existing mechanism. A number of trials have been made to test its efficiency, and as each of the preliminary trials was satisfactory It was decided on Thurs day to go after the world's automobile record for a slow mile. The course was on Pico street, from the center of Vermont to the center of Western avenue, and though the engine of the car was pushed to its full capacity the device worked like a charm, and brakes or shifting gear were nevej onco re sorted to. '~'l : ; NEW PRrNCTPM!! This wonderful clutch Is a new principle of mechanical construction, and at a small cost can be placed in any motor car.. Its many advantages are such as to bring last week's per formance into almost * immediate at tention. Possibly its greatest advan tage is in doing away entirely with tho necessity for cranking cars, -which has always been productive of numer ous minor accidents as well as incon venience, and barring many women and timid men from the use of a gas-driven car. The clutch automatically cranks the car and turns the engine over by air pressure, and the air pressure Itself is of sufficient force to get the car under way until the engine "picks up;" in fact, such pressure is capable of producing power far in excess of the gas engine for propelling the car a short distance. >■ "''-: The mechanism is such that either the engine or the car can act inde pendently of one another, yet by a slight pressure of the lever the crank SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1910. E-M-F Car That Made the World's Record Slow Mile: 1 Hr. 50 Sec, by Use of Prather Pneumatic Clutch •mmmmmmt^mmaanmm m , m * ■■ 11 ...■■■ m. mwmmaam-maiaaaaaaamm—amamaammm—mmmmmmaaamm^mmmmmmmmmmmmamm^ Mt B mm^La4irmmm^mm. 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UNDER PERFECT CONTROL It is a perfect and dependable self starter, and will enable any car to start on level or hill on high speed, and the car is under the absolute con trol of the operator and to a degree heretofore thought impossible In a gasoline-driven vehicle. . ■ • ;_.* Its adaptability to racing cars will eliminate many of the dangers of speeding, and where contests are from a standing start the car gets away instantly, and as the air pressure is more powerful than the motor of the engine, It is possible to shoot the car ahead of any competitor at will for possibly a distance of one hundred feet. It has remained for Los Angeles to add something to the automobile world worth thinking about. Though the little "E-M-F" car exerted every ounce of its power in making the slow mile trial, this device of simple construction throttled the car down to almost a standstill, and at the end of the trial the engine was not heated nor the radiator more than comfortably warm. The use of the clutch necessitates an air tank on the car, about the size of the ordinary gasoline tank, but as the engine does its own pumping of air without in any way lessening its pulling power, the tank is an Invalu able auxiliary because of the many uses to which the compressed air may be put, such as inflating tires, air for gaslights under pressure, blowing horn or whistle, pressure for gas tank and many other uses. Compressed air weighs practically nothing, and great quantities can be stored about the car with little or no inconvenience. AUTOISTS ADVISED TO USE ENGINE FOR BRAKE Expert Describes Many Ways in Which System Shows to Advantage DR. CHAS. W. SNYDER A good automobile driver always has his engine arranged so that he can "use it as a brake." The two essentials for this purpose are that the brake and clutch are not interconnected, and that some means are provided for prevent ing explosions in the engine. Braking with the engine can in no way Injure the motor. It simply means that the hind wheels are turn ing the engine over,instead of the en gine turning the wheels, and the strain on the moving parts is nothing com pared with that which is developed when the engine is in operation. Yet the friction developed, and the com pression In the cylinders has a consid erable influence in retarding the car on a down grade. It saves a considerable muscular effort, saves the brake lin ing, and, most important of all, gives your engine a chance to cool, and, as in most instances, the down grade soon follows a hill which you have been compelled to climb; this cooling is a great advantage for your engine. In operation, this method of braking is very simple. Some cars have a "cut out" switch on the Steering post. When you come to the descent, cut out your switch so that there is no spark in the cylinders, leave the clutch engaged, and use the brakes in the ordinary man ner. See how much easier your car goes down hill than It does with the clutch out. If you have no "cut out" switch, your "throttle" may be arranged so that the "damper"'completely closes the intake pipe, and prevents the cyl inders getting sufficient gas to ignite. This ls really the best method. While the cooling effect will not be as great as when the ignition is cut out and the throttle open, yet there is a marked saving of gasoline. The only objection to this complete closing of the throttle Is that you may close It sometime un* intentionally and stall your engine, but one soon learns the position of the throttle lever when this occurs, and is not troubled by such Incidents. In either case the engine should be started, the clutch remaining in en gagement, before the car slows up to such an extent that It will not turn the engine over. It's a good plan to start the engine just before reaching the bottom of the hill, and as soon as the first explosion is heard, release the clutch. it, r-A ■•'-. Mrs. T. R. Plant of Los Angeles bought a Buick seven-passenger tour ing car last week and will do soma ex tensive touring throughout the south ern cities- durlnee tha summer- BUICK CO. REPORTS BIG INCREASE IN BUSINESS Demand for Trucks Is Growing Nearly as Fast as That for Pleasure Cars Some conception of the growth of the automobile business may be had from what the Buick factory has ac complished within the very few years since D. D. Buick turned out the won derful motor which has carried his name into every section of the United States, and to the possessions over which floats the flag of Uncle Sam. It was only in 1904 that the Buick factory turned out thirty-seven cars, and two years later, in 1906, they pro duced 1400, while this year the output of the Buick plant is to be 40,100 cars, and this great production will not sup ply . the demand, demonstrating the popularity of the Buick make of auto mobiles. W. C. Durant, president of the Gen eral Motors company, speaking of the Buicks, which plant is now under the control of this big concern, said the other day "that the Buick car has received most convincing approval from men who demand sure service, and it is the dependability of the Buick car, its simplicity, high efficiency under all conditions, its sturdy construction, its snappy design and handsome finish —all hlghgrade qualities at a moderate price—appeal at once to all classes of men." "Merchants, manufacturers, lawyers, farmers and other men have appre ciated the dependability of the Buick car, and the economical up-keep and operating expense, because it is a car with power and speed to meet all de mands, a car of positive endurance, and when Mr. Buick perfected his motor he produced one of the most wonderful little machines that has ever been turned out. "The Buick car Is not sold on preju dice or preconceived notions, but is RO^ Z£i MM Motor Cars 65 H. P. $4650 40 H. P. $1950 The Cars with the Guarantee Hear It—lt Speaks for Itself Are You Ready for a Demonstration in a Good Car? You Are Under No Obligation to Buy— But You Will H-CUTI a ir All %/%/ 111 011 l 1 AJU Will -"^■■' -,•■■■■ • ALL CARS READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERIES Call and see us at any time. We are always at your service. First Class Repair Shop in Connection -y in charge of . .. ' Frank Siefert The Best Mechanic in the City. All work is guaranteed. All makes of cars repaired. Prices the low- u'f, est for the best work. Carrigan Bros., 1008 S. Olive Main 9507 F 1157 sold on proven automobile worth, es tablished in actual service." Frank Howard, manager of the How ard Automobile company in this city, substantiates these words by the statement that the year 1910 so far has been one of the largest in point of number of Buicks sold in the history of the company, while the demand for and sale of Buick trucks is growing quite as fast in proportion to the pleasure cars. ARIZONA ROADS ARE HARDEST ON AUTO TIRES "I tell you this frankly," said Mcl G. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz., "that the roads of the territory are the hardest on tires there can possibly he in the world, for the reason that the terrific heat of summer gives tires so much expansion that it ,is hard to tell just what to do with them, and one of the greatest boons to automobile owners is that Twitchell air gauge. "We have Goodyear tires running up there with a 3500-mile credit, and when the tire is properly deflated and then the correct pressure applied they are just as good for 5000 miles as for the lesser guarantee. "It has taken us some time to edu cate the owners of automobiles in our section to the same care of their tires that they take of their cars, but grad ually they begin to realize that our advice is correct, for they all buy a Twitchell and few do not travel with them at all times and experience little or no trouble. "An automobile may start out with the proper pressure on the tire, and owing to the peculiar conditions of heat in the desert country may have to stop and change by deflation still further, or increased Inflation, and make these changes several times, or else suffer the inevitable blowout, the friction and heat sometimes swelling them when they are half deflated to their original size. "Arizona is increasing in wealth In enormously fast strides, and of course we are all looking forward to statehood down there, when conditions, it is ex pected, will be still further improved, as we are all anxious to be enrolled among the statehood of the nation." PAGES 1 TO 12 LEWIS BACK FROM TOUR IN EUROPE Makes Trip Through France, Italy, Switzerland and England in Auto FINDS GOOD HOTELS ON ROAD Scenery Almost Enough to Tempt Chauffeur to Become a Poet Just returned to his home ln Racine, Wis., after a motoring trip in Europe and a stay in London to attend the funeral of King Edward, Captain Wil liam Mitchell Lewis is convinced that th* continent furnishes a maximum of every form of sensation in automobil ing that almost tempt the chauffeur to try his hand at poetry. The captain was accompanied on the tour by Mrs. Lewis, their children, Katherlne and William Tumor, 11, Jo seph E. G. Ryan, a Chicago automo bile authority, and M. Rene Petard, Paris representative of the Mitchell- Lewis Motor company, and Frank Zlr bes, who held the wheel. In the main the Lewis party encoun tered only pleasing hotels and caravan saries throughout the journey in France, Switzerland, Italy and Eng land. MOTORDROME RACES WILL BE RESUMED IN NOVEMBER Eastern Events to Conclude with Atlanta Speedway Contests Manager Hempel of the Los Angeles Motordrome has just returned from the east, where»he attended the Indianapo lis speedway meet and also met various officials of the contest board of the A. A. A. and discussed plans for future events to be given at the Motordrome. In view of the fact that eastern drivers are not available at this time of the year, there will be no events given at the Motordrome until next fall. Chairman S. A. Butler of the contest board has promised to grant at least two national circuit meets to the Mo tordrome, and this will assure the at tendance of the majority of the lead ing factory racing teams and profes sional drivers. The last racing events east of tho Mississippi river will be the fall meet at the Atlanta speedway, which will be held the first week in November. The following schedule of events will be given at the Motordrome beginning next fall: November 24, 26 and 27, na tional circuit meet; December 25 and 26, Pacific coast championship twenty four hour race; January 21 and 22, 1911 stock chassis and free-for-all events. Pacific coast championship; April 28, 29 and 30, national circuit. The Standard Oil company Is now using the Buick line of cars for their city work, purchasing a Buick White Streak last week.