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Descended through the family of mechanic Charles Rogers is this second of five lots to come from his estate. Rogers was the ride-a-long mechanic with driver Charles Keene as they placed eighth in the 1914 Indianapolis 500. This lot includes an incredible panoramic real photo of the 1914 Indy 500 taken by H.H. Coburn. Measuring 16" x 40", this large horizontal photograph is unframed, loose and not mounted or glued down, etc. Stored rolled, but is rolled very loosely (6") with no fold lines creases, etc. Overall Vg-Ex/Ex condition with some light creases on edges and tape pieces on verso. The Beaver Bullet, with a 450-inch engine built by the Wisconsin Motor Company, was designed and built in Beaver Falls by Charles L. Rogers and Charles F. Keene. Keene entered the car in the 200-lap “Indianapolis 500,” which was held on May 30, 1914. He qualified with an average speed of 86.87 mph, placing him 27th in the 30-car field. He did manage to finish 8th overall and was awarded $1,600 in prize money. The race winner, Frenchman Rene Thomas, took home a total of $39,750. We ship most items in-house with the exception of firearms, large and/or heavy items and any other items/s that say special shipping required. We also gladly combine shipping.

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1914 Original Indy 500 Panoramic Photograph

Estimate $750 - $1,500Oct 14, 2017
Davenport, WA, USA