The news in Chicago in January 1923 was about vampires. No, not that kind.The problem was "vampire autos."Cars were just beginning to crowd the city then. Traffic laws were primitive, and drivers were usually careless.
America's first auto race was run on this date in 1895--right through the streets of Chicago.In 1895 automobiles were a new invention. They were small, open, and delicate. The year before there'd been an open-road race in France.