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Rivals Froze Out Chevrolet in 1911.

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Pre-WWII Racing Topics:  Indianapolis 500, Louis Chevrolet

Rivals Froze Out Chevrolet in 1911.

The New York Times
March 5, 1915


It has just developed why Louis Chevrolet, the auto driver, did not take part in the 500-mile race at Indianapolis in 1911. Chevrolet was driving a Buick and his manager decided that it would be better to have Louis as a post entry instead of an early entry. It was necessary to secure the consent of the other drivers for Chevrolet to enter the race at the post, and as they would not give their consent he was frozen out of the contest. He will enter the next Indianapolis race and try to get even with his rivals for their action in 1911. Dario Resta, who won the Grand Prix recently in a Peugeot, has left the Sunbeam company and Jean Chassagne, holder of the world's hour record and one of the foremost drivers of Europe, will pilot the Sunbeam racer.



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