Barney Oldfield

NAME: Barney Oldfield

BORN: 1878

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Wauseon, Ohio (Fulton County)

OCCUPATION: race car driver

DIED: 1946

FAST FACTS:

Oldfield was an important figure in the early history of racing.

As a youngster, his first love was competing in bicycle races.

However, after purchasing two race cars from Henry Ford, he quickly established himself as a dominant driver on the national scene.

He retired from racing in 1918.