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The Alexander Winton Racer - Bullet No.3

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Weighing in at 1,450 pounds the Winton Bullet No.3 sometimes called "The Baby Bullet" and the "Pup" was built to race in the class of racing automobiles 1,800 pounds or less. A class the Bullet No.3 did very well in with drivers Alexandra Winton, Barney Oldfield, William Graham and Earl Kiser at the wheel.

The Winton Bullet No.3 was built in 1903 along with the larger and faster Bullet No.2. No.3 was equipped with a powerful four cylinder horizontal engine, which had an identical bore and stroke to that of Bullet No.2.

The four cylinder tilted on their sides the engine produced 40 horsepower. A black machine, the Winton Bullet No. 3 had some great results at the 1903 Automobile Race in Ingleside, California. Where the two Winton Motor Carriage Co. Bullets drew away from their competitors in every race.

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Alexander Winton In Bullet No. 3

Carrying on the great racing tradition of the original Bullet No.1 and the earlier Winton Racers, Bullet No.2 and Bullet No.3 were built for the race track all across America and Europe. Posing for the picture below are Barney Oldfield (right) and William Graham (left) in the Winton Bullet No.2 (right) and No.3 (left).

Bullet No.2 and Bullet No. 3
Bullet No.2 and Bullet No. 3

Alexander Winton quit racing entirely after Bullet No.3 was involved in a crash at Cleveland's Glenville Track. The driver of the Winton Racer Earl Kiser lost his legs in the crash and Barney Oldfield was also injured.

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Barney Oldfield in the Ford 999

Henry Ford standing next to his famous "999" four cylinder racer in 1902. Driver at the time was Barney Oldfield who defeated the Peerless, Packard and other makes including a Winton Racer at the Grosee Pointe track in Michigan.

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