Help us ID this 1920 Midwestern-US racing car
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 13:35
We recently obtained and posted this photo on The Old Motor taken during 1920 in Nebraska of an very interesting and well built racing car.
The inscription on the back of the photo states the following; The first winner of the Sweepstakes Cup, winning car and driver at North Platte,
July 3, 1920, at Lexington, July 5, 1920. Lexington is in the south center of the state and North Platte appears to be an hour or more west.
It would be interesting to know if he raced elsewhere on the 4th of July or spent the day traveling to North Platte?
Can anyone help us ID the car and driver?
Posted 06 June 2012 - 14:22
Thanks to an Old Motor reader John Rehberg we have a positive ID John Writes: The driver is clearly King Rhiley.
Here is a reference from his 1921 Pike’s Peak win. His closeup picture is clearly the same guy. He is pictured in a
number of either different cars or highly modifications of the same car. Search the web for him winning the hill climb.
There is a good side view of that car. Also the Nebraska Racing Hall of Fame has two pics of different looking cars that he
drove. All should be Hudsons, as he was a Hudson dealer in Oshkosh, Nebraska.