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September 5, 2008

Welcome to Car Chase!

We love our cars here in Northeast Ohio and, through this blog, my fellow contributors and I hope to share that passion with like-minded people.  Our focus will not be limited to old cars or new cars; street cars or race cars, or any other single aspect of the automotive world.  Nor will we be a source for late-breaking news.  Instead, we will focus on what we think is neat; cool cars, cool car people and cool car happenings.  We will also occasionally express our opinion on some things that we feel are not totally right in the automotive world.  In both instances, we welcome and encourage your comments.

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This blog is written by a private citizen who has no connection to the Akron Beacon Journal or Ohio.com. In no way does what he writes reflect the opinion and views of the Akron Beacon Journal or Ohio.com. We do not edit or censor these blogs. The views and opinions belong to the author of this blog. We invite you to comment on their postings.

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Kasia April 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Dear Autosaurus and Steven,

We though this story could be of interest to you and the readers of your blog.
This year marks the 100th year of the Indianapolis 500 and as part of the celebration, artist David Uhl, has been selected to have his painting, titled “In the Beginning” grace one of three centennial program covers. What is unique about this painting is that is captures the monumental 1911 race and depicts the Nordyke & Marmon passenger car and the first car to ever have a rear-view mirror.

David Uhl’s painting (http://www.uhlstudios.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=599) captures the historic spirit of the first Indy 500 race through his vintage style, historical accuracies and the ability to capture the romance of the turn of the century and early transportation. Uhl’s inspiration for the painting came from old photographs he found of the 1911 race, which allowed him to accurately portray the essence of the race and the era.

The winner of the first race, Ray Harroun, is in David’s painting, in car marked 32. Harroun’s invention of the rearview mirror allowed him to be the only single driver in the race, which is depicted in Uhl’s painting. All of the other drivers had a second person in the car to be a spotter, but due to Harroun’s invention, he didn’t need one and he won.

We've enjoyed reading your posts and we thought the story behind this painting could be interesting for you and the readers.

Thank you,
Kasia

Sarah July 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I wanted to let you know about a unique local car event that you might want to check out and cover too. I'm hosting the Professional Car Society's 35th annual International Meet in Hudson July 12-16th. The PCS is a car club for classic hearses, ambulances, limos, and flower cars. We are expecting well over 100 of these classic vehicles at our event. We will be having our gathering all week, but our big show day is Saturday, July 16th. Email me at info@pcs2011.com for more info. I hope that you can make it!

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