Articles tagged Floyd Davis

Page 33 of July 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1937


A RECORD INDIANAPOLIS SOME DETAILS OF AMERICA'S CLASSIC " 500 " There is something unusually attractive about a ,race which carries on, year after year, with the same track and distance. The Indianapolis 590-mile race, for example, has an almost legendary character, and it must now have the longest unaltered history of any of the present big races. Actually, the surface of the track was greatly...

Page 53 of July 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, July 2001

All guts, no glory

Ray Harroun won the first ever Indy 500, right? Well, yes and no. In fact it was a man by the name of Ciaus Patschke who proved the sting in the tale of the Marmon Wasp. Spencer Riggs salutes a modest hero, 90 years on Ninety years ago, on the eve of the inaugural 1911 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Howard C Marmon faced a dilemma. As president of the Indianapolis based Nordyke & Marmon Company...

Page 23 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1934


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. REX MAYS LEADS PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP RACE—MAURI ROSE, AL THEISON INJURED—WARM FIGHT ON FOR EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIP—SNOWBERGER WINS RACE. HOILY contested races for the annual A.A.A. sectional championships held the major interest in the States during last summer and early autumn. Rex Mays has a clear lead for the Pacific Southwest Championship, and appears certain to win the...

Page 14 of July 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, July 1941


INDIANAPOLIS N0 very full account has come from U.S.A. of the only race of 1941— the 500 Mile Classic at Indianapolis. But we know that a terrible fire burnt out the pits and timekeepers' huts and delayed the start of the race. Curiously, the heading to one of Joe Copps's famous race-news sheets from Indiana was: "Look out for Sparks this Year 1 " These newssheets illustrate very nicely the...

Page 32 of July 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1939


MASERATI WINS AT INDIANAPOLIS WHEN Wilbur Shaw brought his 3-litre Maserati over the finishing line in first place at Indianapolis last month, it was the first time a European car had won the race since Howdy Wilcox won with a Peugeot in 1919. Shaw took the lead during the last 50 of the 500 miles, and won by one and a half mins, at an average speed of 115.035 m.p.h. Jimmy Snyder (Thorne...


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