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Barney Oldfield


1878 Born January 29, near Wauseon, Ohio
1889 Family moves to Toledo, Ohio
1894 Enters his first bicycle race, comes in second
1984 Hired by Stearns Bicycle Company as a parts salesperson
1896 Marries Beatrice Lovetta Oatis
1896 Forms Racycle Racing Team with Fred Titus
1902 Races gasoline-powered bicycle; meets Henry Ford and buys his first car
1902 Wins Manufacturer's Challenge Cup
1903 Becomes first person in history to travel at 60 mph
1903-10 Wins numerous races, sets many speed records

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