Race Cars 1918 to 1919

          1918 Ascot Speedway
Match Race with Barney Oldfield

January 1918 - Los Angeles, California

Special $10,000 Match Race

Louis Chevrolet & Barney Oldfield

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

January 1918 - Los Angeles, California

Match Race:  Chevrolet vs. Oldfield

note the stripped down Golden Sub

(Briggs Cunningham Collection)

January 1918 - Los Angeles, California

Barney Oldfield defeats Louis Chevrolet

in special match race at Ascot Park

(Newspaper Clipping)

 1918 Uniontown Speedway
      Liberty Sweepstakes

May 1918 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Special Match Race against Oldfield,

Louis Chevrolet in #16 Frontenac

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1918 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Close-up view of #16 Frontenac

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1918 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Starting Grid for Main Event,

#9, #1, & #16 Frontenac Race Cars

(Jim O'Keefe Collection)

May 1918 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Starting Grid

#9, #1, & #16 Frontenac Race Cars

(Motor Age)

May 1918 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

#16 Frontenac of Louis Chevrolet leads

pack of cars out of the banking

(Jim Vrabel Collection)

May 1918 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Frontenac Driver Ralph Mulford Celebrates in Victory Lane with Louis

(Motor Age)

 1918 Michigan State Fairgrounds

*Non Sequitur*

Decorative Trophy from the

1918 Michigan State Fair

(wvpanoply.blogspot.com)

May 1918 - Detroit, Michigan

Case/Wisconsin Race Car

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Detroit Free Press)

 1918 Sheepshead Bay Speedway
            Harkness Handicap

June 1918 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Newspaper advertisement for the

Harkness Handicap Race

(New York Tribune)

Louis Chevrolet - Frontenac

June 1918 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Frontenac  machine of Louis Chevrolet,

note #26 superimposed on photograph 

(John Kozub Collection)

Ralph Mulford - Frontenac

June 1918 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

"Smiling" Ralph Mulford in Frontenac

pictured in pre-race practice session

(John Kozub Collection)

June 1918 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

#3 Frontenac

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Library of Congress)

June 1918 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

#3 Frontenac

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

(New York Evening Post)

 1918 Canadian Races
          IMCA Tour

June 1918 - Toronto, Canada

Gaston Chevrolet in Sunbeam race car

vs. Ruth Law in Curtis pusher biplane

(befastpast.blogspot)

July 1918 - Montreal, Canada

Exhibition Race

Ruth Law in Curtis pusher biplane

(Canada Aviation and Space Museum)

July 1918 - Montreal, Canada

Gaston Chevrolet in Sunbeam race car

vs. Ruth Law in Curtis pusher biplane

(National Air & Space Museum)

July 1918 - Montreal, Canada

Gaston Chevrolet in Sunbeam race car

vs. Ruth Law in Curtis pusher biplane

(The Old Motor)

Summer 1918

Gaston Chevrolet

IMCA Publicity Photo

(Huntington Press)

Circa 1918 - #33 Sunbeam Race Car:

J. Alex Sloan had this car in his IMCA racing stable, and it was driven by Gaston on the State Fair circuit in 1918.

Note:  Unidentified driver at the wheel

(Jim O'Keefe Collection)

 1918 Chicago Speedway
        Maywood, Illinois

July 1918 - Chicago Speedway

#3 Frontenac on the starting grid

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Billy Dunbar Collection)

July 1918 - Chicago, Illinois

#3 Frontenac

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Billy Dunbar Collection)

July 1918 - Chicago Speedway

#3 Frontenac on the starting grid

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

July 1918 - Chicago, Illinois

#3 Frontenac in side by side action

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Billy Dunbar Collection)

July 1918 - Chicago Speedway

#3 Frontenac

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

July 1918 - Chicago, Illinois

#3 Frontenac in side by side action

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

 1918 Sheepshead Bay Speedway
 International Sweepstakes Races

August 1918 - Brooklyn, New York

300 Frontenac of Arthur Duray with 

special battleship camouflage paint job

(La Vie au Grand Air)

August 1918 - Brooklyn, New York

Driver Arthur Duray standing next to  

group of Frontenac Race Cars

(La Vie au Grand Air)

August 1918 - Brooklyn, New York

Louis Chevrolet & fellow drivers take photo in front of DePalma's Packard

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

 1918 Summer Races
          IMCA Tour

Sept 1918 - Sadalia, Missouri

IMCA Event 

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Missouri State Archives)

Sept 1918 - Waterloo, Iowa

#33 Sunbeam Race Car 

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Waterloo Courier)

Sept 1918 - Waterloo, Iowa

IMCA Event 

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Waterloo Courier)

   1918 Belmont Park
 Long Island, New York

Oct 1918 - Belmont Park, Long Island

#16 Frontenac 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Aircraft Yearbook)

Oct 1918 - Belmont Park, Long Island

#16 Frontenac 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(The HAMB.com)

Oct 1918 - Belmont Park, Long Island

#16 Frontenac 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Popular Mechanics)

1919 Indianapolis 500

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

Frontenac Race Car

Louis Chevrolet & Crew

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1919 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Race Car (note tape on axle),

Speedway grandstand in background

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1919 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis & Arthur Chevrolet in Frontenac

parked in front of Art's garage

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

#7 Frontenac Race Car (#3 Under #7)

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Dick Wallen Collection)

May 1919 - Indianapolis, Indiana 

Salvator Barbarino, Louis Chevrolet, and another Gent standing on the Bricks

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

#41 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

#7 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

Louis LeCocq in #15 Roamer Race Car,

Arthur Chevrolet sitting on pit wall

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

Frontenac with DOHC Cast Iron Engine,

Doc Caddy tuning carburetor

(Fred Usher Collection)

1919 Indy Panoramic

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

Classic pre-race panoramic photo

showing drivers, mechanics, & VIPs

(La  Vie au Grand Air)

Gaston Chevrolet with his 2 Brothers

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

Close-up view of panoramic image,

Gaston, Arthur, and Louis Chevrolet

(La Vie au Grand Air)

Frontenacs at Indy 1919

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

Frontenac race cars on the grid,

#7, #41, #2, and #39

(La Vie au Grand Air)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

#7 Frontenac Race Car on 3rd Row

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

#7 Frontenac Race Car in Turn 1

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Newsreel Film Still)

May 1919 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Accidents Dominate Headlines

(Indianapolis News)

1919 Sheepshead Bay Speedway
           Brooklyn, New York

June 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Advertisement for Automobile Races

(New York Tribune)

June 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

#7 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New York Herald)

June 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Ken Purdy Collection)

1919 Tacoma, Washington
 Tacoma Board Speedway

July 1919 - Tacoma, Washington

Newspaper Advertisement for Race

(Seattle Star)

July 1919 - Tacoma, Washington

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (center), 

Louis Chevrolet (5th from right)

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

July 1919 - Tacoma, Washington

#7 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Tacoma Public Library)

July 1919 - Tacoma, Washington

#7 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Tacoma Public Library)

July 1919 - Tacoma, Washington

Official Race Program

(Jerry Lettieri Collection)

July 1919 - Tacoma, Washington

Fine Portrait

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Tacoma Public Library)

1919 Sheepshead Bay Speedway
           Brooklyn, New York

July 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

#41 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

July 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Official Race Program

(ProgCovers.com)

Summer 1919

Frontenac Race Car

Gaston Chevrolet & Johnny Breshnahan

(Bibliotheque Nationale de France)

1919 Sheepshead Bay Speedway
           Brooklyn, New York

Summer 1919 - Sheepshead Bay

Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(The Henry Ford)

Sept 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Frontenac Race Cars on Starting Grid

Vie au Grand Air

(Bibliolique Nationale de France)

Sept 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Start of Race

Frontenac Machines in Action 

(xxxxx)

Sept 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

#10 Duesenberg Leads

Chevrolet Brothers Follow 

(Pathe Films Newsreel)

Sept 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

#10 Duesenberg Leads

#7 Frontenac of Louis in Hot Pursuit 

(Pathe Films Newsreel)

Sept 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway

Gaston leading older brother Louie

Vie au Grand Air

(Bibliolique Nationale de France)

Sept 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway 

Race Action

Louis & Gaston dueling for Lead 

(Pathe Films Newsreel)

Sept 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway 

Race Action

Louie's machine catches on fire 

(Pathe Films Newsreel)

Sept 1919 - Sheepshead Bay Speedway 

Gaston celebrates in Victory Lane,

Louie's unform tells a different story

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)