Articles tagged Charles Merz

Page 9 of March 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, March 1940

Indianapolis news

A PIONEER of the swaddling days of automobile racing has come back to the scene of his early sporting activities as an official of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. T. E. "Pop" Myers, executive vice-president and general manager of the famous 500 mile auto race, announced the appointment of Charles Merz, well-known Indianapolis engineer and former race driver, as assistant to the general manager....

Page 35 of September 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1933


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. By our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH. Ernie Triplett Injured. ERNIE TRI PLET TT the brilliant Los Angeles racing star, won the Pacific Southwest Divisional A.A.A. Championship for both 1931 and 1932. This year Triplett held a magnificent lead for this honour over all contenders until the night of July 26th when he was the victim of a terrible crack-up on the...

Page 69 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, April 1999


In 1905, under the watchful eye of impresario Carl G Fisher, two of America's motorsport pioneers, WF lap' Clemens and Charles Merz completed 1094 miles of motoring at the Indiana Fairgrounds dirt track in 24 hours. In doing so, not only did they claim an international record, but drew world attention to the city of Indianapolis. For Americans of automotive persuasion, things would never be the...


January 2020
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