Chalmers-Detroit Narrowly Escapes Disaster

Driver Billy Knipper in his #7 Chalmers-Detroit Bluebird narrowly averted disaster at the Westbury Turn at Old Country Road and Ellison Avenue. Knipper led the race for 12 laps and looked like a sure winner until an engine bearing seized on lap 20. The primitive suspensions and inherently high center of gravity in cars of the era presented challenges when rounding corners at high speed.