Special Interest Vehicles

     1905 to 1910
Early Photographs

1905 - New York City

Unidentified early automobile (FIAT?)

Louis Chevrolet leaning on car

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

October 1905 - Long Island, New York

Vanderbilt Cup Race

Suzanne & Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1909 - Flint, Michigan

Buick Model 10

Suzanne Chevrolet with her boy Charles

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

Spring 1909 - Northern Indiana

Buick Model 10

Louis, Suzanne, & Charles Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Spring 1909 - Northern Indiana 

Buick Model 10

Suzanne Chevrolet with her boy Charles

(Fort Wayne Daily News)

Circa 1909/10 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Buick Race Car - Right Hand Drive

Louis Chevrolet on Pit Road at Indy

(Detroit Public Library)

      1914 to 1916
Personal Automobiles

May 1914 - Flint to Indy Road Trip

Buick Model B37

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

May 1914 - Flint to Indy Road Trip

Buick Model B37

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Walter Miller Collection)

May 1914 - Flint to Indy Road Trip

Buick Model B37

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

1914 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Baby Grand Automobile

Driver - Suzanne Chevrolet

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

July 1915 - Detroit, Michigan

Buick Automobile

Louis & Gaston Chevrolet with family

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

Spring 1916 - Flint, Michigan

Patterson Six Automobile

Suzanne & Louis Chevrolet

(Flint Daily Journal)

1917 Match Race Tour
  with Barney Oldfield

October 1917 - Birmingham, Alabama

Chevrolet 490 Automobile

Sterling Edwards & Louis Chevrolet

(Walter Miller Collection)

October 1917 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Chevrolet 490 Automobile

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New Orleans Daily States)

November 1917 - El Paso, Texas

Maxwell Automobile

Louis Chevrolet and Barney Oldfield

(El Paso Morning Times)

November 1917 - El Paso, Texas

Maxwell Automobile

Barney at the wheel, Louis in the back

(El Paso Morning Times)

November 1917 - El Paso, Texas

Louis Chevrolet inspects Maxwell Truck

at the Buquor dealership in El Paso

(El Paso Herald)

November 1917 - Phoenix, Arizona

Packard Twin Six Automobile

Barney Oldfield & Louis Chevrolet

(Arizona Replublican)

1922 Wills St. Claire

Wills St. Claire Logo

(WillsAutoMuseum.org) 

1922 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Wills St. Claire Automobile

Louie with Mr. & Mrs. Jules Goux

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Wills St. Claire Radiator Mascot

(WillsAutoMuseum.org) 

 1924 Indianapolis 500

1924 Lincoln Model L Engine

Gasoline Alley Museum - Calgary

(TheLifeMechanical.com)

May 1924 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Lincoln Model L Phaeton

Mr. Warnock with Louis & Arthur

(Dick Wallen Collection)

1925 Biscayne Bay, Florida
 Purdy Speed Boat Regatta

March 1925 - Miami Beach, FLA

Purdy Boat Co. - Biscayne Baby

Louis at the wheel of #4 Hialeah

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

March 1925 - Miami Beach, FLA

6-Cylinder Scripps Engine

being installed in Biscayne Baby 

(Motor Boating)

March 1925 - Miami Beach, FLA

Biscayne Baby kicking up a rooster tail,

Louis at the wheel of #4 Hialeah

(Mystic Seaport Museum)

March 1925 - Miami Beach, FLA

Biscayne Bay Speed Boat Regatta

Louis at the official weigh in

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

March 1925 - Miami Beach, FLA

Biscayne Baby kicking up a rooster tail,

Louis at the wheel of #4 Hialeah

(Motor Boating)

March 1925 - Miami Beach, FLA

Biscayne Bay Speed Boat Regatta

Louis with a stellar group of drivers

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1925 Charles Chevrolet
     Selling Chevy Cars

August 1925 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chevrolet Automobile

Charles & Alfred Chevrolet

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

August 1925 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chevrolet car at Chevrolet Residence

26 West 36th Street - Indy

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

August 1925 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Charles Chevrolet

Lands a job with a local Chevy Dealer

(Indianapolis Star)

1926 Chrysler Imperial 80
Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

May 1926 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chrysler Imperial 80

Pace Car Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1926 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chrysler Imperial 80

Pace Car Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

May 1926 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chrysler Imperial 80

Pace Car Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1926 Peerless
 Model Six-80

June 1926 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Peerless Model Six-80

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Wayne State University)

June 1926 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Peerless Model Six-80

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Star)

June 1926 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Peerless Model Six-80

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Star)

1929 Marmon Roosevelt

July 1929 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Marmon Roosevelt durability test

Louis Chevrolet representing the AAA

(Indianapolis Star)

      1930 Buick
5-Passenger Sedan

Fall 1929 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Buick 5-Passenger Sedan

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Kettering University Archives)

           1934 & 1935
Automobile Show Circuit

June 1934 - Buffalo, New York

Louis Chevrolet makes an appearance

at the auto show

(Buffalo Times)

June 1934 - Rochester, New York

1905 Cadillac Model E

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Rochester Evening Journal)

June 1934 - Rochester, New York

Early Curved Dash Oldsmobile

Louis Chevrolet and Cleova Doring

(Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)

Circa 1934/35 - Detroit, Michigan

Louis worked as a Chevy salesman, and is seen here showing a car to a client

(Kem Robertson Collection)

April 1935 - Detroit Michigan

1935 V-8 Cadillac

Louis Chevrolet enjoying the auto show

(Detroit Free Press)

   1934 Sunoco Motor Oil
5,000 Mile Endurance Test

November 1934 - Philadelphia, PA

Louis Chevrolet & AAA Representatives

begins 5,000 mile Sunoco Oil Test

(Sunoco Flyer)

November 1934 - Washington, DC

Louie drove a Chevrolet Master Six

for the 5,000 mile Oil Test

(Sunoco Flyer)

November 1934 - Florida

Louie with the Chevrolet Master Six

enjoying the Florida sunshine

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

          1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Roosevelt Speedway - Long Island, NY

October 1936 - Long Island, New York

1909 Buick Automobile

Louis and Mr. Kreindler (Owner 21 Club)

(Kettering University)

October 1936 - Long Island, New York

Roosevelt Speedway Old Timers Race,

Louis and Mr. Kreindler (Owner 21 Club)

(Free Library of Philadelphia)

October 1936 - Long Island, New York

1914 Mercer Raceabout

Louis Chevrolet and Ralph DePalma

(ebay Auction)

October 1936 - Long Island, New York

1914 Mercer Raceabout

Louis Chevrolet and Ralph DePalma

(ebay Auction)

October 1936 - Long Island, New York

Louis Chevrolet enjoying the festivities,

brass era autos in background

(ebay Auction)

October 1936 - Long Island, New York

Ralph Mulford & Louis Chevrolet

take a spin in a 1914 Stutz

(The Henry Ford)

1940 Flint Motor Festival

July 1940 - Flint, Michigan

Restored 1910 Buick Bug

Charles Chayne and A.E. De Waters

(Detroit Free Press)

July 1940 - Flint, Michigan

Restored 1910 Buick Bug

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

July 1940 - Flint, Michigan

Restored 1910 Buick Bug

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Kettering University)