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Tommy Milton Wins Indianapolis 500...



Item # 220835

May 31, 1923

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, May 31, 1923.

* Race Car Driver Tommy Milton
* Indianapolis 500 Auto Race


This 44 page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page: "TOMMY MILTON REPEATS 500-MILE VICTORY BEFORE 150,000" with subheads that include: "2 Smash-Ups and Death Mar Speedway Classic" and more. Other news of the day throughout. Usual browning with some margin wear. Should be handled with care.

source: wikipedia: Tommy Milton (November 14, 1893 - July 10, 1962) was an American race car driver best known as the first two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Milton began his career in racing in 1914, competing on dirt tracks in the Midwestern United States. By 1917 he was competing nationwide, and earned his first major win at a track in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1919, he was one of the dominant figures in American racing, winning five of the nine championship races including the "International Sweepstakes" at Sheepshead Bay, New York, and making his debut at the prestigious Indianapolis 500. Later that year he suffered severe burns when his car burst into flames during a race at Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He returned to the track the following year to win the Universal Trophy Race on June 19th en route to capturing the 1920 United States National Driving Championship.

Category: The 20th Century

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