Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
1910 Stoddard Dayton
  • Manufacturer: Dayton Motor Car Company, Dayton, Ohio 1905-1913
  • Model: 10-F
  • Body Style: Roadster
  • Cost new: $2,800
  • Engine: Four-cylinder water-cooled overhead-valve
  • Horsepower: 50
  • Transmission: Three-speed selective sliding gear
  • Suspension: Live axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs
  • Wheelbase: 128”
  • Brakes: Mechanical on rear wheels
  • Special Feature: This car carries a rare accessory Gabriel ten-tube exhaust-operated horn that plays various tunes.

Stoddard established a reputation for race cars winning sprints, hill climbs, and dirt track races all over the Midwest. Because these cars were all stock models, Dayton Motor Car lost no time in letting the motoring public know. In 1909, a two-seater Stoddard-Dayton won the first race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, averaging 57.3 miles per hour. The first pace car ever was a Stoddard-Dayton driven by Carl G. Fisher to start the Indianapolis 500 in 1911.