Barney Oldfield

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Noun1.Barney Oldfield - United States race driver who was the first to drive faster than a mile a minute (1878-1946)
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The opening chapters narrate the racing and promoting antics of James Gordon Bennett, Willie Vanderbilt, and Barney Oldfield while later chapters describe the technical advances achieved in cars produced by Mercer, Stutz, Mason, Dusenberg, and Peugot.
The roster of past winners at America's Legendary Oval is a veritable "who's-who" of racing history, including names like Barney Oldfield, Rex Mays, Parnelli Jones, A.
Anthony, racing legends such as Barney Oldfield, and car designers and builders such as Harley Earl and Harry A.
Barney Oldfield, a racecar driver, achieved publicity when he was ticketed for speeding in 1933 while driving an Allis Chalmers Model U tractor through an Indiana town.
In 1911 Barney Oldfield, at the time one of the nation's most famous race car drivers, argued that cars were plenty fast enough and that further development for speed was unnecessary.
Professional racing arrived in 1912 when the famous Barney Oldfield brought his automobile circus to Calgary and Edmonton.
Barney Oldfield was the most famous racecar driver of the era, and as a personal friend of Jeffries, was a logical choice for such a race.
Barney Oldfield, Variety's first Nebraska correspondent, Hollywood press agent and retired Air Force colonel, died April 26 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.