SOLD ITEM 5213 - The Thompson Trophy Air Race 1930 1937

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This presentation folio was written by Fred Witt in 1937 and published by Thompson Porducts.In is signed inside #33 for L S Hobbs. We believe this to have belonged to the L S Hobbs of Amarillo, Potter County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1940 who was still living as of 1940. It lists the winners of the previous races back to 1930, the planes they flew, average speeds and a colored removable photo lithograph of each plane. This is rare piece of American aviation history and memorabilia. Measures 14 inche by 9 and three quarters inches. The names of the winners are 1930 Pilot Speed Holman, Plane Laird,1931 Pilot Lowell Bayles Plane Gee Bee Z, 1932 Pilot Jimmy Doolitle Plane Gee Bee Z, 1933 Pilot Jimmy Wendell Plane Wendell Williams,1934 Pilot Roscoe Turner Plane Wendell Williams, 1935 Pilot Harold Neumann Plane Howard Mr Mulligan, 1936 Pilot Michel Detroyat Plane Caudron C 460. To read more about this famous race go to http://www.airrace.com/thompson_trophy_story.htm or http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Explorers_Record_Setters_and_Daredevils/trophies/EX10.htm
 
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