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Lou Disbrow in his Pope-Hartford Hummer racing car. This was only a 389 c.i. four, but it did very well against other cars that had engines over twice the size as it did.

Lou Disbrow in his Pope-Hartford Hummer racing car. This was only a 389 c.i. four, but it did very well against other cars that had engines over twice the size as it did.

October 3, 1903:  H.W. Fletcher triumphs in a Mercedes 60 hp in the class for "unrestricted race cars" for the flying mile at the Southport Speed Trials with an average speed of 85.3 km/h (53.3 mph).  Also, just the day before, history was written in Southport when British "sporting motoriste" Dorothy Levitt won her respective class (cars costing between £400 and £550) in a 12 or 16 hp Gladiator, marking the first time a woman competed in a car racing.

October 3, 1903: H.W. Fletcher triumphs in a Mercedes 60 hp in the class for "unrestricted race cars" for the flying mile at the Southport Speed Trials with an average speed of 85.3 km/h (53.3 mph). Also, just the day before, history was written in Southport when British "sporting motoriste" Dorothy Levitt won her respective class (cars costing between £400 and £550) in a 12 or 16 hp Gladiator, marking the first time a woman competed in a car racing.

1908 Chadwick #4 (a.k.a. "Big Six"), the first supercharged race car.

1908 Chadwick #4 (a.k.a. "Big Six"), the first supercharged race car.

It began life as a 1930 Indian 4, Springfield’s first-gen four-cylinder, which had design roots back to Ace and before that Henderson. Today a showroom-stock Indian 4 can bring upwards of $65,000, making it a genuine blue-chip collectible.

Indian 4 "Renegade" Custom

It began life as a 1930 Indian 4, Springfield’s first-gen four-cylinder, which had design roots back to Ace and before that Henderson. Today a showroom-stock Indian 4 can bring upwards of $65,000, making it a genuine blue-chip collectible.

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