Cowley County Fair

Winfield, Kansas
Saturday, October 1, 1927

Winfield Daily Courier
Thursday, September 29, 1927 - Front Page:


    With a clear sky and continued warm weather the rest of the week, the largest day of the seventh annual fair probably will come on Saturday at which time the auto races will be held.  Due to bad weather, the races, which were to have been run on opening day, will be held on the closing day instead.  The track should be in fine condition by 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.



Winfield Daily Courier
Friday, September 30, 1927 - Front Page:



    Saturday afternoon, beginning at 2 o'clock, the auto races will start.  Provided there is no more rain tonight, or tomorrow, the racetrack will be in excellent condition.  Several of the fastest drivers in the middle west are entered in the races.  Thrills, and possibly spills, are promised on the final day of the Seventh Annual Cowley County Fair.



Winfield Daily Courier
Saturday, October 1, 1927 - Front Page:

Fair Ends In Rain




    Several of the racing drivers that were to have appeared on the program today, arrived to find the track under water.  One look and they left the city.







John B. Gerber, left, of Meriden, Kansas filed an entry to race on opening day of the 1927 Cowley County Fair but, when the race was not run on Tuesday and it appeared to him that the racetrack would remain too wet for competition on Saturday, he towed his Chevrolet powered "Whippet Special", right, to Abilene, Kansas where he raced to feature event wins on both Friday and Saturday.







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