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.
circa 1915 - 1925
Midway Village Museum
5.50" x 3.50"
“Percy Ford,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed February 3, 2023, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3690.