Thursday, March 31, 2016

As serious a look as there ever was on the visage of a race car driver... consider, up to this moment, humans rarely moved faster over the ground than a race horse could gallop. Only jumping off a cliff could get you faster, and looking at the controls in Barney Oldfield's hands, without much more control

I only see the nearest tire, being strapped to the rim, or it's painted with stripes... as I do not see the lines on the tire going across the rim

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:01 AM

    I don't think the tyre is strapped to the rim. Maybe those are strips of tape to set off the timing gear or something? Did they have electrical timing devices in 1903? Or maybe a high speed camera? Race tines in that era were usually noted in fifths of a second. Whether that was just dome by stopwatch or something more accurate I don't know.