Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1918 Don Johns, Winner of 100-Mile motorcycle race at Grand Island

Grand Island, Neb., July 4 1918 - Don Johns of Los Angeles, came home the winner in the 100-mile motorcycle race, the main event of a fast card of speed stuff pulled here this afternoon before some 5000 people. Johns piloted his Indian into first place, covering the 55 laps of the 1.8 mile track in one hour, twenty-two minutes and ten seconds. Frank Wood of Omaha astride a Harley-Davidson was place second; Hugh Murray of Denver rode an Indian into third place, while Floyd Clymer of Greely Colo., finished fourth on his Excelsior...

Pictured: 1. Getaway of the Bicycle Event. 2. Jack Bagley, 25-Mile Winner. 3. Don Johns, from California, who wheeled to victory in the 100-Mile.

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