Fair Attractions on the Track

Another technological milestone provided one of the Fair's most enduring crowd-pleasers, automobile racing. Credited with introducing Missourians to automobiles as well as tractors and airplanes, the State Fair included auto racing in its program as early as 1913. In subsequent years the Fair hosted world class racing champions and auto polo--a variation of traditional horseback polo.

Jimmy Costa in his Fiat, 1921.
Missouri State Archives

Flier Advertising Auto Races, 1918.
Missouri State Archives

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