“The Car that made Good in a Day”

By Steve Butler

THE INITIAL RUNNING of the Indianapolis 500 was held on May 30, 1911. When Harry Stutz, who had been previously involved with automobiles and racing, learned of the upcoming initial running of the Indianapolis 500 he decided to enter the race. He reportedly built his racer in under five weeks. The sponsorship was listed as the Stutz Auto Parts Company, a firm that manufactured a transaxle designed by Harry Stutz. The make of his racer was listed as a “Stutz” and it was called a “Bear Cat.”


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