Nov 18 2019

Mystery Racers:  The 1914 Indy 500 Race

In the second of the Mystery Saturday Auto series, Steve Ludwiski forwarded these amazing photos discovered in a scrapbook from Dr. Frederick Stengel.

Mystery Auto questions:

  • Identify the location and race

The 1914 Indy 500 Race held  at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana on May 30, 1914.

  • Identify the race cars and their drivers.

   See Dr. Stengel's captions

Congrats  and Kudos to Greg O., Ariejan Bos (Netherlands), Tim Ivers and Steve Lucas for identify the 1914 Indy 500 and the racers.


Howard Kroplick

#43 Duesenberg driven by Eddie Rickenbacker

#49 Isotta-Fraschini driven by Ray Gilhooly

#26 Marmon driven by Joe Dawson

#42 Duesenberg driven by Willie Haupt

#5 "Beaver Bullet" driven by Charles Keene

#3 Stutz driven by Barney Oldfield

The South Turn

The Indy Straightaway

Three French Cars

#8 Maxwell driven by Teddy Tezlaff

Balloons in the Infield


Nov 16 2019 Greg O. 2:15 PM

-Identify the location and race
1914 Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

-Identify the race cars and their drivers.
From the cars I can recognize in the photos top to bottom;
#43 Willie Haupt-Duesenberg-finished 12th
#49 Ray Gilhooley -Isotta-crashed
#26 Joe Dawson-Marmon-crashed
Unsure, but looks like #42 Eddie Rickenbacker-Duesenberg-finished 10th
#5 Charles Keene-Keene-finished 8th
#3 Barney Oldfield-Stutz-finished 5th

Nov 17 2019 A. Bos 6:15 AM

These photos were all taken at the 1914 Indianapolis 500 Mile Sweepstakes on Saturday May 30, 1914. The cars we see are with No.3 Barney Oldfield with Stutz,  No.5 Charles Keene with Beaver-Bullett, No.26 Joe Dawson’s Marmon, No. 42 Eddie Rickenbacker with Duesenberg, No.43 Willie Haupt with Duesenberg and No. 49 Ray Gilhooley’s Isotta. The race was won by RenĂ© Thomas on a Delage.

Nov 17 2019 Tim Ivers 1:55 PM

Indianapolis 1914
Ray Gilhooley in the #49 auto
Barney Oldfield in the #3

Nov 17 2019 Brian D McCarthy 5:48 PM

Great images, but this isn’t within my purview :~ )

Nov 17 2019 Steve Lucas 8:22 PM

This looks like the 1914 Indy 500 in Indianapolis, IN. If I’m correct with that, then the cars and drivers should be: #3 Stutz with Barney Oldfield; #43 Duesenberg with Willie Haupt; #49 Isotta with Ray Gilhooley; #26 Marmon with Joe Dawson; #42 Duesenberg with Eddie Rickenbacker; and the #5 Beaver Bullet with Charles Keene driving.

Nov 22 2019 frank femenias 12:15 PM

Love the image of the pedestrian underpass, sections of the stadium that rarely get captured in race photos


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