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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (July 4, 1920)
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Automobiles, Road Trips and
Northwest Highway News
PORTLAND, OREGON,. SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1920
GREATEST AUTO RACE MEET IN WEST AT TACQMA TOMORROW
Thirteen of the Most Famous Drivers in America, Including the Great Ralph DePalma, Tommy Milton, Jimmy Murphy, Cliff Durant and Others, to Compete at Speedway for $22,500 Purse.
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TACOMA, July 3. Thirteen of
America's most famous racing;
drivers are ready for the ninth
annual race at the Tacoma speedway
on Monday, July 5. The Independence
day classic will introduce to the fans
of the northwest the greatest array of I
drivers ever presented in the history
of racing in the west. j
The race will cover 223 miles for a
purse of J22.500. Accessory firms have
promised an additional purse that will
total about 10.000 or $15,000. Driv
ers have been in practice the past
week and every indication points to
remarkable speed when the big race
Di-ivers in the field and the cars
they will drive are as follows:
Mere's the Field.
Gaston Chevrolet. Monroe.
Joe Boyer, Frontenac.
Ralph De Palma. Ballot.
Kalph Mulford. Mulford Special.
Cliff Durant.. Chevrolet.
Sddia Hearne, Kevere Special.
Koacoe Saries, Monroe.
Joe Thomas. Monroe.
Tommy Milton, Dueicnberg.
Jimmy Murphy, IueaenberK.
ddie O'Donnel. Dueaenberg.
Art Kline, Duesenberg.
tdvard Miller, Duesenber?.
The big race this year Is under the
rules and with the sanction of the
contest board of the American Auto
mobile association. The cars will
make 115 laps of the two-mile track
to complete the race. Of the total of
la cars entered, the first seven will
share in the big purse. The winner
will receive $10,000. Six other drivers
as they finish will receive their por
tion of the purs as follows: Second
driver, $5000; third driver. $2500;
fourth driver, $1700; fifth driver.
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The pictures ahow some vl the ureat racing drivers, all of them veterans of the speed same, who will drive
la tomorrow's bin automobile race prosramme at the Tacoma (Wash.) apcedwax. The meet at the speedway to
morrow la one of the major race events of the season in the I'nlted States, with $32,500 op as prises for the win
ners. The pictures show: 1 Cliff Dnrant. millionaire, who races for the fan of It, and his Chevrolet special.
Durant. who Is head of the Chevrolet Motor company of California aid the son of W. C. Durant of the great
tieaeral Motors corporation, came to Tacoma from Oakland for the races In his own. airplane. S Art Kline. 3
Tommy Milton and the car In which he art a new world's record last month of nearly' 157 miles per hour, t
Ralph DePalma. one of the greateat of them all. 5 Eddie Hearne. who was In Portland laat week, and the Re
V ere with Dneaeaberg motor which he will drive tomorrow. . R Barney Oldfleld, king; of all rare drivers, now
retired, who villi pace the field for the first lap. T Eddie O'Donnell. S Roaroe Saries. ft Ralph Mulford. IO
Map of the Tacomn apeedway, showlnn parking space In center with room for thousands of cars, and the new
Hindi, which seat 13,000 peraona. II Whirlwind Jimmy Murphy, latest star tn the automobile speed urame and
.one of the moat spectacular drivers la the bualness-
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$1200; sixth driver. $1100, and seventh
t,randatand ra 16.O0O. ,
The new grandstand at the t'peed
way is ready for the crowds. It is
the largest structure of the kind at
any amusement park in North-America
and will seat 16.000 persons in
comfort. It extends for a third of a
mile and si"e an excellent view of
the entire track and especially of-the
east and west curves. Three auto
nobile entrances to the track will ad
mit cars two abreast and in the field
is loom for 10.000 cars to park.
Race patrons entering the field and
parking their cars may pass to the
grandstand through a tunnel that ex
tends under the starting line. Two
inside and 'two outside entrances to
the grandstmd will permit the han
dling of thousands' of race patrons
In rapid manner. Traffic regulations
are complete and reads leading to ths
.Speedway are-all marked.
The race will begin promptlyat I
P. M. and will take about two and
one-half hours. Srix airplanes will fly
over tie field while the race is in
progress and army blimps w ill be sta
tioned over the field. The T2d High
lander band will furnish the music.
Barney Oldfield. veteran racing
driver, will pace the racers on their
first lap about the track. Race offi
cials for the 1920 event are as
I.lkt ot Officials.
W. C. Baldwin, prealdent and manager. "
llod V. McDowell, director of publicity
Supervisois William Jones. H.. . N.
Tinker. S. M. Jackson. A. B. Howe.
Trustees A. Ft. McMillan. H. K.
O'Neal. G. U. Dunn, D. O. A. Outcait. Guy
E. Kelly. Garrett F. Fialier. E. K. King.
K. W. Reynolds. C. F. Gammon, C. U,
Rn"s. C. .1. Carr. I. N. Hajrue.
Officials Richard Kcnnerd'ell. New
York, chairman contest board: Frank M
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