Race Cars 1911 to 1915

         Practice for the
Inaugural Indianapolis 500

May 1911 - Detroit, Michigan

Marquette Buick Model 100

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1911 - Detroit, Michigan

Marquette Buick Model 100

3/4 Profile (note license plate on axle)

(Henry Winterhoff Collection)

May 1911 - Detroit, Michigan

Marquette Buick Model 100

Side view with exposed exhaust pipes

(Henry Winterhoff Collection)

May 1911 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Marquette Buick Model 100

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Henry Winterhoff Collection)

May 1911 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Marquette Buick Model 100

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1911 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Marquette Buick Model 100

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1911 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Technical Committee inspects

Marquette Buick Model 100

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Ticket Stub & Rain Check for the

1911 Indianapolis 500

(National Indy 500 Collectors Club)

July 1912 - Detroit, Michigan

Louis Chevrolet's Buick Race Car

is advertised for sale

(Detroit Free Press)

Inaugural Indianapolis 500

May 1911 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Buick Race Car

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1911 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Star)

May 1911 - Indianapolis, IN

Buick Race Car

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1911 - Indy 500 Practice

Buick Race Car

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Star)

May 1911 - Indy 500 Practice Accident

Buick Race Car

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Star)

May 1911 - Indy 500

#16 Buick Race Car

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1911 - Indy 500

#16 Buick Race Car on Starting Grid

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1911 - Indy 500

#16 Buick Race Car at speed

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Henry Winterhoff Collection)

Official Program for the

1911 Indianapolis 500

(National Indy 500 Collectors Club)

     1914 Cactus Derby
Los Angeles to Phoenix

November 1914 - Los Angeles, CA

Cactus Derby Race

Barney Oldfield & Louis Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

November 1914 - Los Angeles, CA

Cactus Derby Race

Mechanician & Louis Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

November 1914 - Cactus Derby

Chevrolet Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

   1915 Indianapolis 500
Blood Brothers - Cornelian

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cornelian Race Car

Driver -  Louis Chevrolet

(Howard Blood Collection)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Ivan Wheatley Collection)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cornelian Race Car

Driver -  Louis Chevrolet

(The Automobile)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Practice for Indy 500

Driver -  Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis News)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Practice for Indy 500

Driver -  Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cornelian Race Car

Driver -  Louis Chevrolet

(Howard Blood Collection)

Circa 1915

Drive Train for Cornelian Race Car,

Note rear axle half shafts

(Howard Blood Collection)

Spring 1915

Sterling Engine used in Cornelian

Driver -  Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Water Color & Ink

Cutaway Drawing

#27 Cornelian Race Car

(Artist - Brian Hatton)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cornelian in practice for Indy 500

Driver -  Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cornelian parked in Gasoline Alley

Louis, Arthur, & Gaston Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Different angle of the famous photo showing the Cornelian in Gasoline Alley

(Billy Dunbar Collection)

Louis Chevrolet - Cornelian

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Traditional Pre-Race Drivers Photo,

Louis Chevrolet is on the left hand side

(Museum of American Speed)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Traditional Pre-Race Drivers Photo,

Louis Chevrolet standing in center

(Museum of American Speed)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Starting Grid - Row 6

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

Louis Chevrolet 1915 Indy 500

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana Louis Chevrolet just before the start,

note the large crowd in the background

(Billy Dunbar Collection)

Louis Chevrolet - 1915 Indy 500

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis Chevrolet flashes past main grandstand in the Cornelian race car

(Billy Dunbar Collection)

May 1915 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Pit Stop for #27 Cornelian,

Louis Chevrolet is seen out of the car

(Ivan Wheatley Collection)

  1915 Maywood Board Track
            Chicago, Illinois
           Delage Race Car

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Traditional Drivers Line Up Photo

Louis & Arthur Chevrolet

(Museum of American Speed)

Louis Chevrolet - 1915 Chicago

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Louis & Arthur Chevrolet on grid

standing next to #12 Delage race car

(Billy Dunbar collection)

Louis Chevrolet - 1914 Delage

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Louis Chevrolet seated in the Delage,

this same car won the 1914 Indy 500

(Billy Dunbar collection)

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Starting Grid - 3rd Row

#12 Delage - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

#12 Delage on the banking

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Chicago History Museum)

Louis Chevrolet Delage race car

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Louis Chevrolet seen in side by side

action with the #12 Delage machine

(Billy Dunbar collection)

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Race Action

#12 Delage - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Rare event poster

(xxxxx)

June 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Maywood Park Speedway 

(Library of Congress)

 1915 Frontenac Prototype
           Detroit, Michigan

November 1915 - Detroit, Michigan

Frontenac Race Car Prototype

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(The Automobile)

November 1915 - Detroit, Michigan

Frontenac Race Car Prototype

300 CID Aluminum Engine

(The Automobile)

November 1915 - Detroit, Michigan

Frontenac Prototype

Aluminum Engine Block Casting

(The Automobile)

Frontenac Coat of Arms

1915 Mulford Special with Ira Vail.

The Frame & Coach Work are very

similar to the Frontenac Prototype.

Ralph Mulford visited with Louis in Detroit during August & Sept 1915.

(Jim O'Keefe Collection)