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HARRY S. HARKNESS AUTO RACING

HARRY S. HARKNESS AUTO RACING H.S. Harkness in His Mercedes-Simplex,“Winning Five-Miles Event in 6:1 3-5, Grosse Pointe Track, Detroit.” Detroit Publishing Company, copyright 1902. Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920, American Memory collections, Library of Congress. … Continue reading

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Harry Harkness in a Mercedes Simplex, at the Detroit Driving Club’s 1 Mile Track in Grosse Pointe.

Exhibition Run, Grosse Pointe, MI, 1903. Henry Ford driving the “999″ in an Exhibition Run against Harry Harkness in a Mercedes Simplex, at the Detroit Driving Club’s 1 Mile Track in Grosse Pointe. Henry Ford and racing 1901 to 1913 … Continue reading

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Antique Steinway Piano – Private Concert Event for Antique Steinway Piano

October 10, 2011 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Concert to Honor Historic Steinway & Sons’ Grand Piano – a 1918 Gem Which Belonged to Harry S. Harkness and Has Just Surfaced After Many Years. When Henry Steinway laid eyes on … Continue reading

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Harry Harkness On His Record Trip From Boston To New York Slashed by Two Complete Hours on Monday

HARKNESS THE LATEST Record Between Boston and New York Slashed by Two Complete Hours on Monday – Motor Age Chicago New York, June 1904 21—Harry S. Harkness, of this city, who has won fame as a track racer and as … Continue reading

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WHEN the big Mercedes car ran away

Harry S. Harkness WHEN the big Mercedes car ran away from everything at the Brighton Beach track two weeks ago, the question on everybody’s lips was “Who’s Harkness?” That he was a chauffeur of undeniable nerve and skill, everyone who … Continue reading

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GUY AXWORTHY IS SOLD FOR $20,000; Harry S. Harkness Buys Noted Sire at Old Glory Auction — Big Price for Weanling.

The feature of the Old Glory horse sale in Madison Square Garden yesterday was the dispersal of the late Jacob Ruppert’s Hudson River stock farm at Poughkeepsie. This was a combination of stock farm and racing stable. Guy Axworthy, sire … Continue reading

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Mount Washington Hillclimb Auto Race, one of the oldest auto races in the country

The Mount Washington Hillclimb Auto Race, also known as the Climb to the Clouds, is a timed hillclimb auto race up the Mount Washington Auto Road to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.[1] It is one of the … Continue reading

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Harry S. Harkness, a son of the late L.V. Harkness of the Standard Oil Company, has filed a suit in the United States Court of Claims,

H.S.HARKNESS SUES NATION FOR YACHT; Questions Appraised Valuation of the Wakiva II., Which Was Taken for Patrol Service. ASKS COURT FOR $401,250 Demands Judgment, with Interest, and Says Price of $265,000 Fixed by President Is Unsatisfactory.

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Harkness Yachting

Wakiva (II) (American Steam Yacht, 1907) Photographed prior to World War I. Built by Ramsey & Ferguson of Leith, Scotland, in 1907, this yacht was acquired by the Navy from her owner, H.S. Harkness of New York City, on 20 … Continue reading

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Three New Delage for Speedways – Harry Harkness Now Has Lyons Grand Prix Racing Cars

Three New Delage for Speedways Harry Harkness Now Has Lyons Grand Prix Racing Cars New York City, March 13—Harry S. Harkness will compete this coming season on the speedways with the three Delage cars which were driven by Duray, Bablot and Guyot in the French Grand Prix at Lyons in 1914. … Continue reading

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