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Western Auto Circuit.

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Pre-WWII Racing

Western Auto Circuit.

The New York Times
January 23, 1913

Probably Six Cities Will Be Included in New Racing Enterprise.

Special to The New York Times.

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 22.-A Western automobile racing circuit, to include Milwaukee, Elgin, Ill.; Galveston, Texas; Tacoma, Wash., and possibly St. Louis and Los Angeles, is under consideration by prominent Western men interested in the sport, and it is probable that an organization will be effected early in the Spring and a series of big speed races arranged for the coming Summer.

The Western Automobile Association, which recently resigned from the American Automobile Association, is reported to be behind the project for a permanent racing circuit.

If the project is carried out it is likely that a fund of several thousand dollars will be subscribed, and this money will be offered as prizes to attract the leading foreign drivers as well as the speed kings of this country.

It has also been suggested that many of the automobile builders who have abandoned their racing plans could be induced to build special cars and thereby revive interest in the big competitions which, under present conditions, is slowly dying out.  Correspondence between the parties interested in a Western circuit now is being conducted, and it is likely that some definite action will be taken before many more weeks pass.

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