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MOTOR CLUB PLANS ROAD RACE

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Pre-WWII Racing

MOTOR CLUB PLANS ROAD RACE

Omaha Daily Bee
March 26, 1911


Preparations Are Being Made This Far in Advance.

PHILADELPHIA, March 26.—It's a far cry to next autumn, but the Quaker City Motor club is already planning for the automobile road race held annually in Philadelphia. The Fairmount Park commission has granted the club permission to hold the contest on October 7. This sanction assures what has come to be one of the most picturesque automobile races in the country.

The permit is to hold a 200-mile race. The course used for the last three years will again be selected. No reference was made at the meeting of the commission to the plan recently broached that the park race be made a date in the grand circuit of auto racing, plans for the formation of which are now under way. Philadelphia says that it is most unlikely that the race will be merely an incident in the circuit.

Because of the three annual successes of the Quaker City Motor club, the members of that organization feel that the road race given under their auspices has become one of the three big races in the country and they are not willing to allow the control of the contest to pass from their hands.

In addition, the division of receipts would preclude such an arrangement. Fifty per cent of the proceeds of the race this year will go to the municipal playgrounds committee and the other half will be divided in equal shares between the police and park guards' pension funds.



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