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Descended through the family of mechanic Charles Rogers is this fourth 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 a real photo postcard of the Beaver Bullet and driver Charles Keene, circa 1914. Postcard has info on verso written by mechanic Charles Rogers. 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 Indy 500 RPPC Beaver Bullet Driver

Estimate $75 - $150Oct 14, 2017