Barney Oldfield racing the Blitzen Benz - Daytona Beach, Florida

Barney Oldfield racing the Blitzen Benz - Daytona Beach, Florida


Image Number

  • RC10429

Year

  • 1910

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • The Blitzen was built in France specifically to challenge the Stanley Steamer driven by Fred Marriott. This car with a 1,300 cubic inch engine boasting 8 inch pistons was difficult to drive and Victor Henery was unable to control the car to beat Marriott. It was later purchased by Ernest Moross for $14,000 and brought to Daytona Beach. On March 16, 1910, Barney Oldfield flew through the Measured Mile time traps for a new world record of 131.72 mph.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 13776.

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Barney Oldfield racing the Blitzen Benz - Daytona Beach, Florida
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Chicago Manual of Style

LeSesne, Richard H. Barney Oldfield racing the Blitzen Benz - Daytona Beach, Florida. 1910. Black & white photoprint, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/33072>, accessed 6 February 2016.

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LeSesne, Richard H. Barney Oldfield racing the Blitzen Benz - Daytona Beach, Florida. 1910. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 6 Feb. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/33072>.

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(State Archives of Florida/LeSesne)