Friday, December 16, 2005

December 17, 1904

From an article in the Los Angeles Herald:

Barney Oldfield dashed around the track at Agricultural Park in 54 seconds flat yesterday afternoon, establishing a new record for that course. When Barney came onto the track in the famous Green Dragon, the hearty reception he received proved that the people of the West were with him and appreciated his nerve in driving this death-dealing machine, which tears off the miles at such terrific speed...

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