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Grand Prize Automobile Race

Date: October 1912
Description: Drivers make last minute adjustments to their automobiles at the start of the Milwaukee Grand Prize race (later called the American Grand Prix).
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International Scout II Indianapolis 500 Safety Patrol Vehicle

Date: 1972
Description: International Scout used as an Indianapolis 500 safety patrol vehicle outside motor speedway.
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Girl in a Mini-Race Car

Date: May 02 1956
Description: Father demonstrates controls of a mini-race car as his daughter sits in the car.
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Iowa's First Flyer

Date: March 1909
Description: Carl S. Bates, a young inventor from Clear Lake, Iowa, about to race the Buick owned by Louis Strang on the beach at Daytona Beach. Bates originally chall...
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Racing Car at Plymouth Liquors

Date: June 11 1945
Description: A driver sits in a small promotional race car with a "Calvert Special" logo on its side at Plymouth Liquors, 2717 Atwood Avenue.
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Harold Knudsen on a Mini Car

Date: June 22 1933
Description: Harold Knudsen sitting on the National Junior Racer outside the Capitol Theatre, the prize for a contest conducted by the Fiore Coal and Oil Co., Phillips...
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Giles Hanson in Racing Car

Date: August 29 1932
Description: Giles Hanson seated in his racing car in front of a gas station with Purol Pep gas pumps.
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Milwaukee Soap Box Derby

Date: August 17 1963
Description: Elevated view of Grand Champion soap box coaster crossing the finish line.
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Alice in Dairyland, Mary Ellen McCabe

Date: 1954
Description: Mary Ellen McCabe, the Alice in Dairyland from Ladysmith, views a billboard announcing the stock car races scheduled for the Wisconsin State Fair during Au...
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Alice in Dairyland Waves to the Crowd

Date: September 03 1953
Description: Mary Ellen Jenks, the 1953 Alice in Dairyland from Chippewa Falls, rides in the official convertible provided for Alice by Hult's in Madison. She is waving...
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Race Car at Wisconsin State Fairgrounds

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Description: A race car is moved along the racetrack at the Wisconsin State Fair Park by its pit crew as a grandstand full of spectators watch.
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Auto Daredevils Perform

Date: 1954
Description: Two cars and drivers with the Swenson Thrillcade World Champion Auto Daredevils perform before an audience at the Wisconsin State Fair.
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The Milwaukee Mile Racetrack

Date: 1951
Description: A photographer stands close to the Milwaukee Mile racetrack with camera poised to capture the action as the stock cars competing in the race speed by him....
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Racetrack Mishap

Date: 1935
Description: A 1930's coupe sponsored by the Enterprise Transfer Co. stalls out on the racetrack after being disabled by an apparent collision. A crowd of onlookers sta...
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Automobile Race Preparation

Date: September 03 1953
Description: Old cars line up to race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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Auto Race Pit Crew

Date: 1956
Description: The pit crew works on #26, a Ford Fairlane, during an automobile race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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Alice in Dairyland and Race Winners

Date: 1949
Description: Alice in Dairyland standing with midget auto race winner Sam Hanks, a noted Indianapolis 500 driver, and Neal Carter, the fastest qualifier in the 100-mile...
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Jack McGrath

Date: 1954
Description: Jack McGrath, an Indianapolis 500 driver, photographed at the Milwaukee State Fair, with his cream colored Hinkle Special. McGrath died in an automobile cr...
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Auto Race at the State Fairgrounds

Date: October 1912
Description: A solitary open car races past the grandstands at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
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Auto Breakdown at the State Fairgrounds

Date: October 1912
Description: A race car driver wearing a "Buick shirt" watches as his crew works on his vehicle. In the background, another car is passing the grandstand.

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