Percy Ford

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Title

Percy Ford

Description

A photographic postcard of Percy Ford. Percy Ford (March 15 1888 - March 8, 1962) was a national amateur race car driver from Chicago, Illinois where he was an automobile sales manager. He started racing in 1915 at the Chicago Speedway and raced in the Indy 500 in 1921. Percy Ford's races were often printed in the Rockford newspapers. In the early 1900s there were no race tracks specifically built for racing. Races took place on public roads. One of the oldest existing racetracks purposely built for car racing is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway built in 1909.

Date

circa 1915 - 1925

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

85.109(I).908a

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5.50" x 3.50"

Citation

“Percy Ford,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed February 3, 2023, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3690.

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