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The New York Times
April 11, 1914

Airdrome Also Part of New Plant to be Built This Year.

Special to The New York Times.

LAKEWOOD, N. J., April 10.—An automobile race track and an airdrome suitable for the holding of either motor or airplane contests appears now to be assured for Lakewood.  At a recent meeting of those interested in the project the matter of procuring suitable grounds for the track was discussed with representatives of the Bricksburg Land and Improvement Company.  Another meeting is to be held to-morrow, and it is expected that then the plans will be definitely announced.

About $20,000 has already been pledged for the enterprise, and as soon as the matter is settled the work of clearing the ground and constructing the track will begin.

Plans for the track and grounds have been prepared, but the size of the field is yet to be determined upon, and to-morrow evening's discussion will include this.  In addition to having a track suitable for meets, the speedway will be so arranged as to accommodate motor tourists, and will be laid out as a sort of parkway.

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