Ticket for the Beachey vs. Oldfield Racing Competition, "Championship of the Universe," Oakland, California, 1914

Summary

Barney Oldfield and Lincoln Beachey partnered in 1914 and held exhibition races for eager spectators. Oldfield drove his race car while above Beachey flew his plane. This promotional ticket features images of both daredevils and claimed that the race was for the "Championship of Universe."

Barney Oldfield and Lincoln Beachey partnered in 1914 and held exhibition races for eager spectators. Oldfield drove his race car while above Beachey flew his plane. This promotional ticket features images of both daredevils and claimed that the race was for the "Championship of Universe."

Artifact

Ticket

Date Made

1914

Subject Date

1914

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2005.108.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 4.875 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front, top to bottom: BEACHEY vs. OLDFIELD / FOR / Championship of / Universe / IN ADDITION TO / LOOPING LOOP / AND FLYING / UPSIDE DOWN / Emeryville Track . (Oakland) / JAN.24-25, 1914 Printed across bottom of ticket: Retain this as a Souvenir of Greatest and Most Novel Championship Battle of the Century On side of ticket: (printed) Issued to (handwritten) South Pac. Printed under images: "Barney" / "Linc"

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