Articles tagged Johnny Aitken

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

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A.

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...

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