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Barney Oldfield's involvement w/Henry Ford and Interesting Barnstorming Information

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These two photos from The Henry Ford Museum are part of a very interesting post about him and early racing that we have up on The Old Motor.

The photo below is signed by him and was sent to Henry Ford.

We also have many other interesting photos and a video all about airplane barnstorming which paralleled non-sanctioned auto racing at the time.

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One of my favorite stories, possibly apocryphal, concerns Henry Ford and Barney Oldfield meeting again many years after their racing exploits. Ford graciously said something like, "I suppose you could say we made each other."

...To which Oldfield supposedly replied, "It looks like I did the far better job."

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