Jul 05 2010

The 1914-1915 Ono Combination of a Fiat Chassis & Pope-Hartford Engine

In response to last Sunday's post on the two Pope-Hartfords that ran in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Randy Reed of La Mesa, California has provided this information and photos:


"Car #28 is the Ono (Fiat/Pope Hartford) and it finished 10th in the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race held in San Francisco. It would appear that Bert Dingley's #22 Pope may have been scavenged for the engine and radiator to create the Ono using the Fiat S74 chassis. Dingley drove the Ono in at least 2 races in 1914. This car is still in it's restored Ono configuration."


Randy, thanks for the contribution. Here, driver Hughie Hughes can be seen driving the #28 Ono during the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race. That's our friend Harry Grant in the #8 Stuz in front of the Ono.The race results and car specifications are provided in this champcarstats.com summary.

Other posts concerning the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

Newsreel "1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race, San Francisco, California"

The Peugeot EX3- Winner of the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race in San Francisco

Race summaries (1911-1960)


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