Race Cars 1917 Season

1917 Uniontown, Pennsylvania
        Universal Trophy Race
Louis Chevrolet surveys track at Uniontown

May 1917 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Members of Frontenac team survey track before a practice session

(Emedio Guerrieri Collection)

Louis Chevrolet 1917

May 1917 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Louis Chevrolet is seen at the track

prior to Universal Trophy Race

(Emedio Guerrieri Collection)

Louis Chevrolet in practice at Uniontown

May 1917 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Louis Chevrolet in the #1 Frontenac

gets acquainted with the big track

(Emedio Guerrieri Collection)

May 1917 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Starting Grid on the Boards

#3 Frontenac of Joe Boyer

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1917 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Traditional Driver's Line Up Photo,

Louis Chevrolet is on the far left

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1917 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

#1 Frontenac of Louis Chevrolet

leads cars down main straight away

(Motor Age)

        1917 Cincinnati, Ohio
   Sharonville Sweepstakes

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

#1 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

#1 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Group of drivers at the track

Arthur Chevrolet (standing on far right)

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

#24 & #1 Frontenac Race Cars with an

Unidentified Mechanician

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

#1 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

#1 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Walter Miller Collection)

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

#1 Frontenac race car of Chevrolet

leads #14 Hudson of Ira Vail

(Walter Miller Collection)

May 1917 - Cincinnati, Ohio

#1 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

 1917 Chicago, Illinois
Maywood Board Track

June 1917 - Chicago, Illinois

Starting Grid & Driver Line-up

Louis & Arthur Chevrolet on right

(Marci McGuinness Collection)

June 1917 - Chicago, Illinois

#1 Frontenac gets prepped for race

Louis Chevrolet behind the wheel

(TavaresMotorsport.com)

June 1917 - Chicago, Illinois

#24 Frontenac of Joe Boyer Jr.

on front row with Oldfield & DePalma

(The Automobile)

     1917 Omaha, Nebraska

July 1917 - Omaha, Nebraska

Starting Grid for 150 Mile Race

Louis Chevrolet out of the picture

(The Automobile)

July 1917 - Omaha, Nebraska

#24 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Omaha Board Speedway

Track Diagram

(Dick Wallen Collection)

  1917 Minneapolis, Minnesota
     Twin City Motor Speedway

Twin Cities Motor Speedway

was a 2-mile high banked oval.

Unlike the board tracks of the day, this facility was paved with concrete

July 1917 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

#54 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Billy Dunbar Collection)

July 1917 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ira Vail and Louis Chevrolet 

posing for photo in the Hudson pits

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

 1917 Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY
      Sheepshead Bay Speedway

August 1917 - Brooklyn, New York

#54 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Library of Congress)

August 1917 - Brooklyn, New York

#54 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Library of Congress)

August 1917 - Brooklyn, New York

#54 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(The Automobile Journal)

August 1917 - Brooklyn, New York

#54 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Automobile Topics)

August 1917 - Brooklyn, New York

Frontenac Race Car

Salvatore Barbarino & Louis Chevrolet

(General Motors)

August 1917 - Brooklyn, New York

#54 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New York Herald)

 1917 Chicago, Illinois
Maywood Board Track

Sept 1917 - Chicago, Illinois

Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

Sept 1917 - Chicago, Illinois

Official Race Program with

Frontenac Race Cars gracing cover

(ProgCovers.com)

Sept 1917 - Chicago, Illinois

#54 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(ebay Auction)

Maywood Track Diagram

(Dick Wallen Collection)

Sept 1917 - Chicago, Illinois

#54 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

Stock Certificate for the

Speedway Park Association 

(Scripophily.com)

 1917 Providence, Rhode Island    Narragansett Park Race Track

Sept 1917 - Narragansett Park

Providence, Rhode Island

Frontenac race cars on starting grid

(The Automotive Journal)

Sept 1917 - Narragansett Park

Providence, Rhode Island

Louis Chevrolet eating ice cream cone

(The Automotive Journal)

Narragansett Racing Association

Stock Certificate

(ClintonCollins.com)

 1917 Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY
      Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Sept 1917 - Harkness Trophy Race

#4 Packard of Ralph De Palma

#54 Frontenac of Louis Chevrolet

(Wayne Herstad Collection)

Sept 1917 - Harkness Trophy Race

Ray Bigby & Louis Chevrolet

accept trophy from Harry Harkness

(Kettering University)

Sept 1917 - Harkness Trophy Race

#54 Frontenac makes headlines

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New York Herald)

               1917 Dayton, Ohio
  Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Sept 1917 - Dayton, Ohio

Newspaper Announcement for Match

Race between Oldfield & Chevrolet.

(Dayton Herald )

Louis Chevrolet in 1917 Match Race

Sept 1917 - Dayton, Ohio

Side by Side Race Action!  National Cash Register Factory is seen in the distance.

(Charles Test Collection)

Today - Dayton, Ohio

Montgomery County Fairgrounds Track,

NCR Factory is no longer there.

(NOAA Satellite Image)

 1917 New Orleans, Louisiana
      Fairgrounds Race Track

Oct 1917 - New Orleans, Louisiana #1 Frontenac

Louis Chevrolet & Vera Morel

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Oct 1917 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Match Race with Barney Oldfield

Sketch by local reporter Vera Morel

(New Orleans Item)

Oct 1917 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Fair Grounds Race Track 

Louis Chevrolet

(New Orleans Times Picayune)

Oct 1917 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Fair Grounds Race Track 

Match Race with Oldfield & Chevrolet

(New Orleans Daily State)

Summer & Fall 1917

Official Race Program for the 

Oldfield / Chevrolet match races

(xxxxx)

Oct 1917 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Frontenac race car on display 

at local Buick dealership

(New Orleans Daily State)

 1917 Uniontown, Pennsylvania
             Autumn Classic

Oct 1917 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania  

Autumn Classic 

Wrecked Frontenac of Gaston Chevrolet

(Desnoyers Family Collection)

Oct 1917 - Uiontown, Pennsylvania

Gaston Chevrolet seriously injured

in racing accident

(Wire Report)

Gaston Chevrolet wrecks car at Uniontown 1917.

Oct 1917 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Gaston Chevrolet  has bad accident following contact with outside fence

(Emedio Guerrieri Collection)

1917 Los Angeles, California
          Ascot Speedway

Nov 1917 - Ascot Speedway

#1 Frontenac

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Los Angeles Herald Examiner)

Nov 1917 - Ascot Speedway

#1 Frontenac on the starting grid

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

Nov 1917 - Ascot Speedway

#1 Frontenac

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

Nov 1917 - Ascot Speedway

#1 Frontenac on the race track

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

Nov 1917 - Ascot Speedway

Louis Chevrolet & Friends

(Revs Institute)

Nov 1917 - Ascot Speedway

#1 Frontenac

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Nov 1917 - Ascot Speedway

#1 Frontenac rounding the corner

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

Nov 1917 - Ascot Speedway

Louis Chevrolet & Friends

(Oakland Tribune)