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Livingstone, the Angeleno Driver,
in Second Place with His
National Car
After Moving from Fifth to First
Place Tires Fail Eigh
teen Times
Elgin national trophy for atock cars
nnder 600 Inches piston displacement,
805.3 miles; mini her of laps, 80; length
of lap 8 miles, 2490 feet.
Car— H. P. Driver. -,=•',' Time.
L0z1er....... SO Mnlford 4:52:39:85
. National... .40 Livingston ..5i04i10:90
National .... 40 Orelner 5:18:28:03
Simplex,,,,,, Kft .Robertson , „|AS3:2O:9S
Simplex .50 5ayn0r....'...(84 laps)
Knox. M Oldlleld (20 laps)
.Harmon .40 I »■ son (27 laps)
Black Crow.'.. Stlnson (23 laps)
Jackson..... .40 . Sehlefler...:. (13 laps)
Klsselkar. .40 Endeentt (11 laps)
Matheson.... 50 Basle (11 laps)
A1c0.......-.50 Grant (2 laps)
Marmon. 40 • Harrow! (2 laps)
(Associated Press)
ELGIN, 111.. Aug. 27.—Ralph Mulford,
a youth, driving a car that never fal
tered, today won the greatest road race
ever seen in the middle west.
He drove a 60-horse power Lozler
805.3 miles In 4:52:29.85, or at an
average speed of 62.5 miles an hour.
He ran 203 miles without a stop and
then halted only-because he was,under
a • misapprehension as to one of his
tires. The tire proved to be all right,
but he seized the opportunity to take
gasolinerand water, and was off again
after a minute's delay.
Albert Livingstone and Arthur
Greirier, both piloting 40-horse power
Nationals, finished respectively second
and third. Livingstone's average was
60.2 miles an hour, and Greiner's 58.4.
Livingstone's total elapsed time was
,6:4:10.90 and Greiner's 5:13:23.3.. L
George Robertson, whose Simplex
looked like a winner over the first
seventy-six miles, during which .he
climbed from fifth to. first place and
had a lead of three seconds over Mul
ford, developed a remarkable streak of
bad luck. Thereafer he was compelled
to change tires eighteen times. He had
no other kind of trouble, but one Inner
tvbe after another went back on him.
When his tires would let him, he ran
true to form and finished fourth. In
cluding stops, he averaged 64.9 miles
an hour.
Another Simplex, driven by Saynor,
was the only other car running. when
Starter ' Wagner stopped the race.
There were thirteen starters, although
no driver was hardy enough to wear
■the number 13 on the bonnet of his car.
The long grind, which began at 10
o'clock and did not finish until neacly
4 p. m., eliminated eight cars. Including
Continued tra Pace
wV Winners A '... _
Reo S Apperson
RECORD FOR THE DISTANCE. The previous record of 64.45
miles per hour was made by the Apperson Jackrabbit in the
Santa Monica road race. •';
.APPERSON JACKRABBIT NO. 2 (stock car) was second
in the Cheyenne race, averaging 60 miles an hour. It takes an
Apperson to beat an Apperson. BOTH CARS defeated a six
cylinder, specially built, 120 h. p. Thomas racer, a Buick, an
American, a National and others. ••' ..' „.'-..>;.
NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO—IO days, 18 hours, 12
minutes. '.;;_..
NEW YORK TO LOS ANGELES—I 2 days, 21 hours, 51
REO—the car that ran 499? miles without stopping the en
gine. :/. .'~^T/.,;<
These Qualities Make Winners
Reo Thirty Touring Car $1400 Baby Reo Runabout i J.'. $ 550
_ Reo Thirty Roadster .... $1400 Apperson Little Jack
Reo Twenty Touring 7 Passenger ....'.... $3200
.Car ....... :'.:_."."... $1100 Apperson Baby Jack .. $2150
"A lira n.KATVEK tflil S IXL YOU A lITB OAR."
Leon T. Shettler
Home 10167. .'..-'■'.''■ " : ' M»,n 7034.
Member Licensed Denier*' Association of 1*» Angele*.
I Member' Automobile Denier*' Association of Southern California. •
George P. Moore to Arrange for
New York Co.'s Interests
March 1, 1910. of this year the New
Tork Lubricating Oil company, re
finers of th* noted Monogram brands,
finding then- Pacific coast trade far
exceeding their facilities for handl
ing it, established a coast branch of
fice to look after their interests here
and • appointed Oeorge P. Moore, one
of the first owners of an automobile
in the west and former manager of
the Moore Motor Supply company of
San Francisco as their Pacific coast
representative. A territory extend
ing west from Denver and including
the northwest states on the north, and
Arizona to tha south, was put under
the supervision of this branch. The
results of the undertaking have al
ready proven its value and the direct
effort locally achieved has materially
increased Monogram sales in all the
west , „
Oeorge P. Moore, who is now visit
ing Denver, will come to Los Angeles
from there to arrange for the future
representation of Monogram interests.
It Is his Intention to maintain the
warehouse in this city for the conven
ience of the Southern California terri
tory and also .to have.' a local I man
traveling throughout this section to
look after the lubricant sales interest.
At present Frank Carroll, associated
with Moore as assistant in the San
Francisco office,- has temporary charge
of the Los Angeles affairs. Carroll ls
a prominent member of the Olympic
club. " '-,'<•.-'■
Dr. Carl Snodgrass of Peoria, 111., re
cently made a trip in a 1911 Inter State
from the factory at Muncie, Ind., to
Laramie, Wyo., in quite remarkable
time. The doctor was not out to break
any records, but made the tour in ten
days, and upon arriving ln Laramie
was so enthusiastic over the action of
his car that he sent the following tele
gram to the Inter State factory: "Mado
Laramie this evening over mountains
ln rainstorm. No trouble with car to
date. Have not had a wrench on It.
Have not cleaned the spark plug.
Power to burn on hills. 'i It Is a wonder.
Pulled twenty-eight miles ln sand to-
The Inter State people naturally feel
quite elated over this performance in
the hands of an amateur driver who
was simply out on a tour. . +
There are some flne auto trips In and
around Los Angeles that are not well
known to the touring public. One of
these was taken last Sunday by Man
aeer F O. Nelson of the Diamond Rub
ber company, together with his wife
and his brother and his wife.
"We took ttie regular road to Re
dondo" said Mr. Nelson, "then cut
across the Palos Verde hills through
the big Sepulveda rancho, where we
made a stop for dinner. After lunch
we teased the finny denizens of the
deep with not a little success. This
is a beautiful day's trip. The road
from Redondo to San Pedro, is very
good and the scenery en route Is well
worth the price of admission.
Los Angeles Sunday Herald
Western Automobile Association
Causes Much Enthusiasm
in Pacific States
Feeling Is Against Affiliation with
the A. A. A. Because of
v Slights
From the clubs ln all four states
Included in the proposed Western Au
tomobile association reports are com
ing .in indicating great enthusiasm
among western motorists who are
working for the new organization. It
is now practically assured that every
club on the Pacific coast will be rep
resented at 'the meeting to be held at
the Hotel Washington. Annex in Seat
tle next Sunday evening.'
Several California enthusiasts have
been in Seattle since the plans for
the association were first discussed.
All have been shown the advantages
to be gained by / motoring generally
from such an organization, and all are
now boosting the good cause.
While a number of those ' interested
in the formation of the association
have proposed affiliating with the
American Automobile association, It
ls considered unlikely that such action
will be taken. There is quite a feel
ing against the A. A. A. on the coast,
and there are few members here. It
is argued that the "Three A.s" has
had plenty of opportunity to show
coast automobile owners that they
would benefit by Joining, but has not
done so. Another argument advanced
is that the people in the east behind
the A. A. A. . know nothing of condi
tions in the west, and so would not be
able to intelligently assist them in
any way. j
The consensus of opinion seems to be
that it ls up to the west to work out
Its own „ salvation. These questions
will all come up at the meeting next
week and will be thrashed out then by
the delegates ' themselves.
L. P. Lowe of California and E. H..
Wemme'of Portland are still the only
men mentioned for president of the
new organization. Seattle put forth a
candidate for ! secretary ln the person
of H. E. McDonald, automobile edi
tor of the Seattle Times. Los Angeles
will present the name of W. G. L.
Tucker, automobile editor of The
Herald. It is practically assure* that
San Francisco or Los Angeles will be
selected as headquarters, it being gen
erally admitted that one of these two
cities is the proper place for the gen
eral offlecs. 'II
Plans for the entertainment of the
delegates to the meeting are being
made. They will join in with the
celebration to be held here on Labor
day, when automobile clubs from
Western Washington, British Colum
bia and Oregon will be the guests of
the Automobile club of Seattle. , Cars
will be furnished the delegates from
a distance who do , not bring their
cars here. A big ' parade. Including
a drive over the city, and a banquet
in the evening, are the features of
the entertainment planned. Press
club officials have announced that the
club rooms In the Eller building. Third
and University, will be open at all
times to the visitor*
New- Substitute Device for Car
buretor Introduced Here
A'device of interest to all users of
motor cars is just being Introduced Into
Los Angeles. It is known as the "vor
tex vaporizer" and takes the place of
the carburetor. The Invention is by
Reichenbach, who is already famous as
the Inventor of the kodak films.
In a recent experiment near Chicago
one of these instruments substituted
for a carburetor on a 1910 six-sixty car
Increased the horse power, also , the
mileage per gallon of gasoline ln an
astonishing '. manner. Careful tests
show'that while the motor normally
developed 55 to 60-horse power, this
was Increased by the use of the vapor
izer from 75 to 80-horse power, and
where normally consuming one gallon
of gasoline in six and a half to eight
miles they were able to do an average
of fifteen to sixteen miles to. tho
Such a showing on top of the hun
dreds of thousands : of dollars which
have been expended on experiments in
this direction stamps the Invention as
worthy of attention. , The instruments
are handled here ;by Morrow, Loomls
& Co., who state that ln' addition to
supplying them -. for commercial use
they Intend carrying on public tests,
which they expect will prove of great
Interest. ■ ■■■
The l Parry Auto ■ company, having
been disqualified on June 28 for viola
tion of the 1910 contest rules In refus
ing to abide by the decisions of the
referee 'in the 1910 Glidden tour and
by appealing therefrom to the courts
at Kansas City for an Injunction re
straining the tour, and having upon
their application for reinstatement sat
isfied '■ the contest . board that at the
time of making such application to the
courts. they were in Ignorance of the
recourse afforded entrants by the con
test rules, and having withdrawn such
court procedure and all " statements
and allegations made against Automo
bile j Association of America officials,
the disqualification >of ... June 28 has
been revoked and the Parry Auto com
pany ;on August 8 was reinstated .-to
good • standing. '
Josephine Saxon, the 'Dixie Kid' Girl and
Carmen Phillips in '11 Petrel Toy Tonneau
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Course Is Twenty-One Miles Long
and 700 Feet Wide
Southern California has the greatest
natural automobile speedway in the
world at Oceano Beach in San Luis
Obispo county, Just inside the northern
rim of the southern half of the state.
This beach Is twenty-one miles long
and seven hundred feet wide at low
tide, forming a vast semi-circle around
a deep-water bay and harbor. To the
autoist who is afflicted with the speed
mania this beach forms a haven of Joy
unbounded. They are up there now,
coughing against the world's records,
and this winter will see them home in
Los Angeles, wild with enthusiasm
and boosters for a new section of
Southern California that hitherto has
been sadly neglected in that line.
Automobile dealers say that San
Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Kern
counties have been fruitful markets
during the past two years for the sale
of . modern machines, and that this
great stretch of beach with Its natur
al racing course is to. a large degree
responsible for It.
Garages are being established along
the beach at Pizmo and Oceano, which
are two and one-half miles apart. It
ls from these places that .the race
meets are run. $£'.'■
George Bovyer Christens His
1911 Halladay Car
It takes a good car to catch the eye
of a theatrical manager and there is
not one manager in a dozen who would
not make the most of it as an adver
tising feature. But George Bovyer,
manager of the Los Angeles theater,
while one of the best mixers, js also
one of the most bashful chaps that
ever stepped before the footlights—not
on the stage, mind you, for he has en
tertained thousands of playgoers—but
off the stage he is one of the most re
tiring of men when it comes to news
paper publicity.
George has bought an automobile,
and a beauty at that. A 1911 model
seven-pa3senger Halladay car was de
livered to him last week; . and that
crack driver of the Isotta racer—
Marquis— Instructing Mr. Bovyer in
driving stunts. With Mrs. Bovyer and
a woman friend and husband, the first
trip was to the Bristol Pier where the
new car was christened.
All automobile factories make certain
guarantees, but it has remained for
Woods R. Woolwine, president of the
Woolwine Motor Car company, to make
a further guarantee than his factory
has yet made. So much confidence has
Mr. Woolwine ln the stability of the
Cartercar that he has unequivocally
announced that for one year from date
of purchase he wlll keep in repair,
free of expense for one year, any Car
tercar he sells. This guarantee means
Just what it says, and proves beyond
a question of a doubt . the unlimited
confidence Mr. Woolwine has in this
wonderful car.
< One of the bugaboos to buyers of new
cars has been the possible or probable
expense attendant. Legitimate ex
pense only Is to be considered in Mr.
Woolwine's offer, and no accident
from Joy-riding goes. It is a real In
novation and timid ones can bank on
the gentleman's reputation to carry
out bis part of the agreement.
. An injunction has Just been served by
United States Marshal Henkel on C.
A. '. Duerr & company,' of New York,
who were formerly agents of the Ford
Motor company In New York, restrain
ing them from making, selling, or using
cars Infringing the Selden patent.
Duerr & company were defendants
in the same suit as that brought
against Ford Motor company and the
injunction now granted against them
was served on Charles. A. Duerr as
president of the company, and Lindsay
Russell, as trustee In „ bankruptcy for
the company.
Charles A. Duerr ls now New York
distributor for a licensed car and the
effect of the present action will be to
enjoin him from selling anything but
cars made under Selden patent li
cense. ,
A Stormy Petrel has been the bug
aboo of childhood, but it remains for
the makers of a good car to give the
name- "Petrel" to a motor vehicle that
can go some, and then come back.
Manager Williams of the Williams Au
tomobile company, local distributors
for the car,' furnished a new 1911 toy
tonneau last week and a clever driver
to take a theatrical bunch to the beach.
By way of demonstration for a little
publicity nothing more was needed.
The car is all that is claimed for it,
and it has an engine that is Identical
with another make of car that sells
for a cool thousand more.
Josephine Saxon, the "Dixie Kid"
girl, expressed her preference- for a
Petrel, and with several friends was
whisked away to the beaches. Not a
ripple on the surface, and the trip was
made in good time. The Venice road
Just now ls all cut up, but this gallant
car ploughed through as to the manor
born. The buying public will hear lots
of the Petrel before next season ls
over. ____. y: ;■
Southern California Enthusiasts
Form Clubs Under the Direc
tion of H. L Fleetwood
Motor boating Is a sport that, the
blase automobillst ls turning to nowa-
days, and its devotees claim that it ls
the rarest and most exhilirating of all
sports. A motor boat club -has recent
ly been formed, composed of Southern
Californians, of which H. L. Fleetwood
of . the Seeley Specialties company is
president '■'.: ;-_-> .< , '
In a recent handicap race, partici
pated ln by four of the crack motor
boats over a seven and a half mile
course, one of the finest contests held
tn southern waters took place. The
feature of the handicap was the little
Geco the Third, which is owned by
Judge Havens of Avalon, and was
built by the Gorham Engineering com
pany of Alameda. This little speeder
was tuned to the second, and though
given a handicap of eight seconds over
the Klatwa, the scratch boat, It beat
out its larger competitor by twelve sec
onds, running with a speed consist
ency that amazed the other contest
ants. The Gorham Engineering com
pany has adopted the Stromberg car
buretor, handled locally by Chanslor &
Lyon, on all Its new product and claim
excellent results from its use. The
Stromberg allows of a flexibility, econ
omy and speed unequaled by any other
carburetor. One of its greatest advan
tages is its entire tractibility to con
trol. The engine can be cut down and
then opened to Its widest extent with
out choking, or reversed on the instant.
In fishing this ability to stop and in
stantly reverse is desirable, as when
a big flsh strikes and then starts for
the open the boat , must answer the
reverse immediately to make the ang
ling successful. .
Another device that Is coming. Into
use on the best motor boats is ■ the
Seeley system of ignition. This sys
tem is doing wonders for the speed of
motor boats, as it can not be short
circuited by water, or oil. It delivers
a fat, continuous spark that Insures
perfect combustion and makes for
economy in both fuel and battery
costs. With these two highly recom
mended devices much pleasure la add
ed to the game of motor boating, and
as each owner ls in the sport to win
it is probable that the Strombesg car
buretor and the Seeley system will be
on all the crack boats in the near fu
"They say that women always read
the last chapter of a novel first."
"It Isn't so. . I always read the first
chapter first." ■.-, ■;
"And then?"
"Then I read the last chapter."
Main News
Diamond Rubber Company Pub
lishes Pamphlet
Forms of Tire Injury is the title of
an Interesting booklet which is being
distributed by the Diamond Rubber
company, illustrating and describing
the ways in .which damage may be
done to tire equipment. It is being
sent to every automobile user in the
United States. It Is for the assistance
of the tire user in obtaining maximum
service 'from his equipment, and to
make clearer discussions of different
kinds and degrees of tire damage as,
In the course of business, take place
by correspondence. .-.».-
A considerable space is devoted to
urging the necessity of inflation, of
tires to their fullest capacity if they
would give the maximum mileage, es
pecially to the overloaded tire, and it
is figured that four-fifths of all tires
are very frequently overloaded.
Different forms of tire troubles are
Illustrated in cuts, such as loose
treads, caused by dirt and gravel
working Into small holes and causing
blisters, which in turn cause a loose
tread. -:
The injury due to running a tire de
flated is shown in a very clear man
ner both by cuts and in the accom
panying reading matter. Both the
outer casing and the inner tube are
easily ruined by running on them when
. Jabs, chafed sides, loose side strips,
rim cuts and blowouts are also treated
in an Interesting manner. The book is
Invaluable to the automobile user, as
much tire trouble can .be avoided by
following out the instructions for the
keep of tires. '■^■;-;/'"-''^:-?;'-:-l-
"Do I have to exchange wedding
presents in the department from which
they were purchased?"
"Not at all," said the floorwalker.
"Thank you," said the June bride.
"I wish to trade a china vase for a
x_ 4. A The 1
But A Other A
of an automobile's life of an automobile's life
depends on the care depends on the care
given it by the given it by the
Manufacturer Owner
Among the first considerations in providing for the
long life of your car is that of lubrication.
_____ THIS MEANS .
1 . ' THE USE OF L '
— OIL —
Indorsed everywhere as the BEST lubricant by the
BEST auto experts in the country.
The Oil of Preference
for Motorcar Work
The New York Lubricating Oil Go.
GEO. P. MOORE, Pacific Coast Representative
Los Angeles Office 618-620 Banning Street
Entrance 723 First
Big Shipment of Marathons Or
dered by Consolidated Motor
Sales Company
New Models Extremely Classy,
Especially in Higher Grades
of Finish
M. Ray Costerisan of the Consoli
dated Motor Sales company of Los An
geles will soon be added to the con
tingent of enthusiasts who've "just
been to the factory," and the wires j
between here and the Southern Motor
works of Nashville, Term., manufac
turers of the Marathon, have been
kept busy for the past week and tell
a most Interesting story:
"Mr. Costerisan has placed an order
for 200 cars for the coming season. A
great improvement is shown in the 1911
models over the extremely classy car
of 1910, especially in the still higher
grade of finish and even more grace
ful lines. The wheel base has been
lengthened to 116 inches and in the full
torpedo to 120 inches, 20-inch steering
wheel, high tension Bosch magnetos,
with an increase of horse power to 35,
together with aluminum decks and
35x4 tires, placing the car about $300
ahead of Its already high standard of
the past seasons, which has always
been at least $500 better than any car
of its class."
That's the story the wires tell—
that's only the first chapter, and a very
interesting continuance is to be pub
lished ln the news ot the races here
abouts this coming season.
The Marathon intends to figure and
figure prominently both in the Phoenix
and the Santa- Monica races. Accord
ing to C. E. Englehart, who'll do the
driving,, a car that will show "some
speed" will be among the early arrivals
of the several carloads of Maiathons
that are about ready for shipment. Mr.
Englehart, who has been in the auto
mobile game for years in all Its vari
ous stages and is one of the most
widely known and best Informed au
tomobile men on the Pacific coast, is
all enthusiasm about this Marathon
racer and Marathon prospects in gen- .
eral. He promises this to be one of
the "something doing" cars of the
coming racing season and one that is
liable to spring to the front and stay
The Consolidated Motor Sales com
pany is one of the most prominent and
successful automobile concerns along
the South Olive street automobile row.
They report an excellent business and
their sales rooms are among the larg
est and handsomest in the city. They
claim that their 1911 contract insures
them the same prompt shipments from
the factory, thus enabling them to
have their cars ready for immediate
delivery as in the past season.
"Of course, you hope to occucpy a
heavenly home?" ' "■
"Of course," answered Mrs. De Style.
"One in some nice, restricted neigh
borhoood, don't you know."

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