Race Cars 1920 Season

            Havana, Cuba
Oriental Park Hippodrome

April 1920 - Havana, Cuba

Louis Chevrolet and All Star Drivers

visit Cuba to compete in races

(Motor Age)

April 1920 - Havana, Cuba

#7 Frontenac featured on cover of

Oriental Park race program

(HobbiesEnRed.com)

April 1920 - Havana, Cuba

Frontenac and Duesenberg race cars

in competition at Oriental Park

(University of Miami Archives)

   183 CID DOHC
Frontenac Engine

Spring 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cast Iron Block

3-Liter Frontenac Engine

(C.W. Van Ranst Collection)

Spring 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

3-Liter DOHC Frontenac Engine

Exhaust Side

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Spring 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

3-Liter DOHC Frontenac Engine

Water Pump / Ignition Side

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Spring 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

3-Liter DOHC Monroe/Frontenac Engine

(C.W. Van Ranst Collection)

Spring 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

3-Liter DOHC Monroe/Frontenac Engine

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Spring 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

3-Liter DOHC Frontenac Engine

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

  Preparations for the
1920 Indianapolis 500

Spring 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Aluminum Frontenac Coachwork

being shaped on wooden body bucks

(Morton & Brett Speedway Catalog)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Frontenac in practice run

Driver - Arthur Chevrolet

(Indianapolis News)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

Accident with 183 Frontenac put

Arthur Chevrolet in the hospital

(Motor Age)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

Accident with 183 Frontenac put

Arthur Chevrolet in the hospital

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

The tired faces of

Thane Houser & Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Star)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Frontenac in Gasoline Alley

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Star)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Frontenac in practice

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Kem Robertson Collection)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Frontenac in qualification run

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis News)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Vanity Fair)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Newsreel Film Still)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Monroe/Frontenac in practice

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

183 Monroe/Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1920 - Indianapolis Speedway

Pre-race Publicity Photo

last known image of 3 brothers together

(The Hancock Democrat)

1920 Indianapolis 500

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

#3 Frontenac in Gasoline Alley, Louis Chevrolet is seen with his mechanic

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Starting Grid

#3 Frontenac of Louis on the Front Row

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Starting Grid (Enlargement)

#3 Frontenac of Louis on the Front Row

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Gaston Chevrolet inspects car

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Gaston Chevrolet (center) is seen before

the race inspecting his engine

(Dr. Wayne Herstad Collection)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Start of Race - Frontenacs take Lead

#6 Joe Boyer, #4 Gaston, & #3 Louis

(Indianapolis News)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

183 Frontenac race cars at speed,

#8 of Art Klein, and #6 of Joe Boyer

(Newsreel Film Still)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

#3 Frontenac makes pit stop

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Kem Robertson Collection)

Gaston Chevrolet takes Victory

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

#4 Frontenac crosses the finish line,

Gaston Chevrolet wins the Indy 500

(Indiana Daily Times)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

#4 Frontenac takes the Checkered Flag

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Delco Ignition Advertisement)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Gaston Chevrolet wins 500 mile race,

brother Louis celebrates on the right

(Goodyear News Service)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Post Race Celebration

Frontenac team swarms Gaston's car

(Newsreel Film Still)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Gaston is elated with the victory, and is

greeted by fellow competitors & friends

(Newsreel Film Still)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Frontenac team pushes Gaston's car

enroute to Victory Lane

(Newsreel Film Still)

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Frontenac Team in Victory Lane

Gaston, Barney Oldfield, and Louis

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Monroe Race Team

May 1920 - Indianapolis 500

Gaston's winning car was sponsored by

the Monroe Automobile Company

(Smithsonian Institute)

1920 Uniontown Speedway
  Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Gaston Chevrolet race car

June 1920 - Uniontown Speedway

Starting Grid

#4 Frontenac - Gaston Chevrolet

(Emedio Guerrieri Collection)

Gaston Chevrolet at Uniontown Speedway

June 1920 - Uniontown Speedway

Starting Grid

Gaston Chevrolet & Johnny Bresnahan

(Enedio Guerrieri Collection)

June 1920 - Uniontown Speedway

#4 Frontenac race car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Ken Purdy Collection)

June 1920 - Uniontown Speedway

Race Action - Frontenacs at Speed

in front of very large crowd

(Motor Magazine)

June 1920 - Uniontown Speedway

Race Action - #4 Frontenac

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Goodyear News Service)

June 1920 - Uniontown Speedway

Race Action - #4 Frontenac

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Goodyear News Service)

1920 Tacoma Speedway
   Tacoma, Washington

July 1920 - Tacoma Speedway

Newspaper Advertisement for Race

(Tacoma Times)

July 1920 - Tacoma Speedway

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

Mechanician - Johnny Breshnehan

(Fred Roe Collection)

June 1920 - Tacoma Speedway

#4 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Tacoma Public Library)

June 1920 - Tacoma Speedway

#4 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Tacoma Public Library)

June 1920 - Tacoma Speedway

Tom Alley & Marcel Treyvoux

with Louis Chevrolet looking on

(Tacoma Public Library)

June 1920 - Tacoma Speedway

#4 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Dick Wallen Collection)

1920 Elgin Road Race
          Elgin, Illinois

August 1920 - Elgin, Illinois

Newspaper advertisement touting the stars of the Triple A racing circuit

(Chicago Tribune)

August 1920 - Elgin, Illinois

Gaston Chevrolet & Johnny Bresnahan seen in the garage area at Elgin

(Charles Test Collection)

August 1920 - Elgin, Illinois

#5 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Chicago History Museum)

Gaston Chevrolet at Elgin

August 1920 - Elgin, Illinois

Gaston Chevrolet on starting grid,

Arthur Chevrolet signals with flag

(Elgin Board of Commerce)

August 1920 - Elgin, Illinois

#5 Frontenac Race Car gets Airborne

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

August 1920 - Elgin, Illinois

Gaston Chevrolet makes  unscheduled

pit stop for clogged fuel line

(Motor Age)

1920 New York State Fair
           Syracuse Mile

September 1920 - Syracuse, New York

Official Program

State Fair Automobile Races

(ProgCovers.com)

September 1920 - Syracuse, New York

#3 Frontenac Race Car

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Michael Fuller Collection)

September 1920 - Syracuse, New York

#3 Frontenac race car takes the lead

with Gaston Chevrolet behind the wheel

(Michael Fuller Collection)

1920 San Joaquin Valley Classic
              Fresno, California

October 1920 - Fresno, California

San Joaquin Valley Automobile Classic

Starting Grid

(San Francisco Chronicle)

October 1920 - Fresno, California

Traditional driver's Line Up Photo

Gaston (standing 3rd from left)

(Dick Wallen Collection)

Frontenac racing at Fresno

October 1920 - Fresno, California

Triple A Big League Race Action

#5 Frontenac of Bennett Hill

(Motor West)

1920 Thanksgiving Day Classic
       Beverly Hills, California

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

Colossal Board Track

with Steeply Banked Corners

(Dick Wallen Collection)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#3 Frontenac in Practice

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#3 Frontenac in Practice

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

1920 Beverly Hills

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

Mr.Weaver sets up panoramic camera,

Gaston Chevrolet standing 5th from left

(PBA Galleries)

Gaston Chevrolet's last race

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

Ceremonial panoramic photograph,

Gaston Chevrolet standing 9th from left

(Miles F. Weaver Collection)

1920 BeverlyHills Drivers

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, Panoramic photo (right half of image),

Eddie O'Donnell seen 8th from right

(Miles F. Weaver Collection)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(PBA Galleries)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Newsreel Film Still)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(PBA Galleries)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Revs Institute)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac - Fatal Accident

Driver - Gaston Chevrolet

(Los Angeles Herald Examiner)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#9 Duesenberg

Driver - Eddie O'Donnell

(Revs Institute)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Aftermath of Fatal Accident

(Revs Institute)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Aftermath of Fatal Accident

(Revs Institute)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Frontenac

Aftermath of Fatal Accident

(Revs Institute)

November 1920 - Beverly Hills, CA

Fatal Accident

Makes National Headlines

(Los Angeles Times)