Barney Oldfield and racing history


Hello. My name is Lisa and I’m researching Barney Oldfield, one of the very first race car drivers in history.

Does anyone out there know anything about him? I’m particularly interested in his work outside of racing, as a writer/actor/bar owner/showman/spokesperson.

Many thanks.

Lisa Napoli


I hadn’t heard of him, but it sounds interesting:


i don’t know anything about him, but i have an oringal photo of him driving his chain driven indy car… thanks leadskillet


He set the “Sea To Shining Sea” cross country race (still run today) speed record on a Motorcycle. New York to L.A. in something like 36 hours. This was back in the '20’s…That record stood for a long time.