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Plan Another Desert Race

Course from Los Angeles to Salt Lake Over Arrowhead Trail

― from The Automobile, July 27 1916.


San Bernardino, Cal., July 19—There is to be a desert road race staged in the Southwest this fall which will not be a revival of the Phoenix road race. There is to be a race from Los Angeles to Salt Lake over the Arrowhead Trail, a road that cuts in on the National Old Trails route between this city and Needles.
Charles Biglow, field secretary of the Arrowhead Trail Assn., which is promoting the event, was in Los Angeles yesterday for a conference with Al. G. Waddell, representative of the contest board of the A. A. A. and a car is going out to pathfind the route within the next few days. The dates asked for by the Arrowhead Trail Assn. are Oct. 8, 9 and 10. The race is to finish at Salt Lake at noon of the third day, Oct. 10, which is the opening day of the Mormon Conference. One night control is to be at Ely, Nev., and the second is to be at St. George, Utah.
From St. George into Salt Lake, the cars are to be limited to a safe pace on account of the great number of children in the country through which the Utah State highway passes.
It is planned to have a large enough purse to offer $5,000 first money. The Salt Lake Railroad is to run the “Howdy Special,” which was always a feature of the Phoenix races.



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