Spider Huff, Henry Ford's mechanic crawls from under the Ford 999 racer and shouts to Barney Oldfield

 

Huff

Remember

you're racing her against

Alexander Winton - the champ!

You win. It means money

to the new company.

Oldfield

This is the first time

I ever raced

in a fireball coffin!

Huff

Shut up!

Henry don't want nobody killed!

Oldfield

Maybe I hope I get killed!

Huff

Henry's right

Get out of here.

This car's too fast.

You'll kill yourself.

I'll race her.

Oldfield

You'd get forty out of her

around these curves.

I'll get sixty

a mile a minute Spider Huff.

That'll beat Winton

and the devil himself!

Huff

If you ain't able to see

when the steer bars

bump your gut

you're headed straight!

Oldfield

Crank her up!

Huff

You win Barney

Oldfield

There's always the money.

Hell, better be dead than dead broke!

Race

On the ice of Lake St. Clair

 

T h e S t a r t o n t h e I c e o f L a k e S t. C l a i r

mustache in the breeze     mustache on the bar
W

IN

TON

BULLET

    F

O

R

D999

WINTON         OLDFIELD SPEEDS
THE LEAD        
my my cry the Shaker Heights girls             hurray hurray say the Grosse Pointe ladies
Out sold Olds

Runs Electric Cars

Out of USA

He beat the French

    Henry Ford Company

Failed

Now he just makes

Race Cars

WINTON

THE LEAD

      OLDFIELD SPEEDS
W

IN

TON

BULLET

TTTTTT

TTTTTT

TROUBLE

In the

Gas Line

      FFF

FFF

FFF

OOO

RRR

DDD

999

pass the fine women of Detroit

      OLDFIELD TAKES THE LEAD

999 SPITS OUT FIRE

999 SPITS OUT FIRE

HALF A MILE LEAD

WINTON CAN'T FINISH

LOOK AT THAT SPEED

OLDFIELD

IN A FORD

DOES IT

99999999999999999999999999

 

 

Alexander Malcomson, James Couzens, John Dodge

men who formed the Ford Motor Company

calculate each other

      Henry Ford, Otto Barthel, Harold Wills

men who make the 999

congratulate each other

 

Dodge

The Dodge Shop can build

Any car Ford designs

My brother and I get 100 shares

Malcomson

That covers the first $10,000

worth of work you do for us.

Ask Ford when you get designs.

I split control with him

250 shares each.

I run the business;

He runs the shop

Dodge

Grey says you stick

with Malcomson Coal

Malcomson

Temporary. very temporary.

Uncle Grey is a banker.

He won't invest his $10,000

cash if I don't run

Malcomson Coal. He's afraid

the Ford Company won't get

any credit. My secretary,

Couzens, can handle Ford now.

Dodge

Winning races makes good credit

Ford will make it.

Malcomson

He failed before.

I never fail.

Couzens

There's Ford. Get this business

over with. I'm cold.

           

Ford

She almost burned up

Wills

Needs better carburetor

Ford

Let's go after the record.

We got up to sixty.

She can top 77 miles an hour

on a straight track

Barthel

Oldfield might need

more practice

Ford

I'll race her.

Get the world's record!

Wills

That fire spitting is

no good. You'll kill yourself

and the valves need work

Ford

We need a straight track

Barthel

Down on that side of the lake

we can clear the ice.

The fishers ain't there.

Ford

All right

Get the world's record!

Wills

Hank, don't forget to ask

Malcomson about my stock.

I'll get the horses and tow

her back to the shop.

 

Malcomson

Mr. Ford, a great triumph for us!

Dodge

Now design me a car, not a fireball

My brother and I don't want to get burned

Ford

I can make them to suit people.

Malcomson

My lawyer Anderson has contracts

for Bathel and Wills,

Ford

Barthel

Malcomson

Whatever, but we can't give Wills stock.

Just you, me and Dodge get shares

for our talents. My friends

Bennett and Fry won't invest

if we give Wills stock.

Ford

What ever you say

Couzens

And shave that mustache, Mr. Ford.

You're a businessman now,

not a car racer!

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