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)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

Rare shot of Louis Chevrolet in #7 car, 

2nd fastest qualifier at 103.1 MPH

(L' Auto - Paris)

May 1919 - Indianapolis Speedway

Official race program for 500 mile race

featured a colorful patriotic theme

(Dr. Harlan Hunter 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)

Frontenac Moto Meter

Rare Moto Meter Cover 

(eBay Auction)

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)

Louis Chevrolet on the Pole at Tacoma

July 1919 - Tacoma, Washington

Packed grandstand watches Louis lead

the field from the pole position

(The Oregonian)

Lous Chevrolet racing against "Smiling" Ralph Mulford

July 1919 - Tacoma, Washington

Louis Chevrolet duels for lead with

Frontenac teammate Ralph Mulford

(The Oregonian)

Tacoma Speedway races

were sanctioned by the

American Automobile Association

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)