photograph was taken at Norton,
Kansas after "Dad"
set a new track record there in 1926. Notice the water wagon and its
tow vehicle that are visible in the background above. Part of a number
"8" race car can also been seen behind "Dad" at left in
this photograph. That is believed to
have been a Frontenac that was driven by Al Koepke
of Topeka, Kansas – David Harrier
Harrier’s home at Topeka,
Kansas in 1930 –
Mike Cline collection
Harrier in his #52 bobtail at Carthage,
Missouri on August 8, 1930. He won a race that day while finishing on
only three wheels. Note that the car
number was also his real age at the time although press reports of the day
gave his age as 67 - Mike
"Dad" Harrier was a regular entrant in the
auto races at Winfield, Kansas from 1927 until his retirement from racing following
a near fatal crash at Anthony, Kansas in 1931. He eventually succumbed
to those injuries and is buried in the Netawaka
Cemetery at Netawaka, Kansas.
Return to page one of the History of Auto Racing at Winfield website.