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In early November of 1903 an American Automobile race was held at Ingleside, CA Race Track. The center of attraction was Barney Oldfield and the Winton Bullet No. 2 race car. The race was conducted with the saction and under the rules of the racing board of the Automobile Association of America.

The first race (2 miles) was won by W. S. Hunt in an Oldsmobile automobile. The second race (five miles) was won by W. F. Winchester in a Franklin automobile. A third race was for motorcycles and was won my Thomas A. White on a Rambler motorcycle and E. M. Coffin on a Duck motorcycle.

The fourth race (five miles) was for gasoline cars. The race was won by a Toledo automobile with a Franklin automobile coming in second. The fifth race was the event in which Barney Oldfield took part. He drove the Winton "Baby Bullet" or Bullet No. 3 Steam Car. Oldfield was lost to Walter Grothe in a White Steam Car. A sixth race of five miles was a Toledo driven by W. E. Sanders.

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1903 Ingleside Automobile Race
1. Oldfield and Grahm's 1 mile 1 minute. 2. The crowd of auto enthusiasts.
3. Barney Oldfield ready to start. 4. Barney Oldfield in Bullet No. 3.
5. Three starters opening race first day. 6. Pierre Desmet in Whittle's "More".
7. Rounding into the home stretch. 8. Ryus in a winning "White".

The seventh race (10 miles) was watched with great interest as Barney Oldfield appeared in his big Winton Steam Car "Bullet No. 2 and William Graham drove the Winton "Baby Bullet". The Winton's came in first and second. Barney Oldfield finished first and averaged 1 minute and 23 seconds per mile in the 10 mile race.

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1903 Ingleside Automobile Race
1. W. E. Sanders in "Toledo". 2. Walter Groth in a "White" beating Oldfield.
3. Eastlands "Peerless" Anderson Driving. 4. Wm Grahm in "Baby Bullet."
5. 10 mile race 6. 5 mile race 7. Dr. Kellogg and buckboard.

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