Kurt Hitke

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Title

Kurt Hitke

Description

A photographic postcard of Kurt Hitke in the "Roamer" car. Kurt Hitke (December 1, 1889 - February 23, 1979) was a German born, naturalized American race car driver. He became one of the best known race car drivers in the United States. He was an excellent auto mechanic and designed the "Roamer". Hitke later ran the Kurt Hitke and Company insurance agency in Chicago, Illinois. Kurt Hitke's racing was often reported in the Rockford, Illinois newspapers.

Date

circa 1920 - 1930

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

85.109(I).908h

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.50" x 5.50"

Citation

“Kurt Hitke,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed June 22, 2024, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3692.