Barney Oldfield Riding the "Blue Streak" Bicycle on the Salt Palace Board Track, Salt Lake City, Utah, circa 1900

Summary

Auto racing legend Barney Oldfield began his racing career on two wheels. The Ohio native began racing bicycles in his teens--winning a number of competitions. This photo shows the young Oldfield in his early twenties at a racetrack in Salt Lake City. In 1902, this fearless Ohioan turned his talents to auto racing--piloting the Henry Ford designed race car "999."

Auto racing legend Barney Oldfield began his racing career on two wheels. The Ohio native began racing bicycles in his teens--winning a number of competitions. This photo shows the young Oldfield in his early twenties at a racetrack in Salt Lake City. In 1902, this fearless Ohioan turned his talents to auto racing--piloting the Henry Ford designed race car "999."

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1900

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

35.738.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Barney Oldfield.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

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