Ralph De Palma’s Most Thrilling Moment on the Track, Circa 1912

In 1912, the New York Herald asked well-known racers of the day what they would describe as their “most thrilling moment on the track,” and the answers given really take you back to that time and place. One of the racers who gave a response to the newspaper was Ralph De Palma, the winner of the 1915 Indianapolis 500. Here is his story:

Ralph De Palma

De Palma racing a Mercedes in the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup race