KING OF THE BOARDS
|By Gary Doyle|
|Chapter 2: The Knight's Squire|
Describes Murphy's stint as riding mechanic in the cockpit of early racing cars. Races at Corona and Santa Monica, California; Elgin, Illinois; Indianapolis and Uniontown, Pennsylvania, investigate the role of the riding mechanic through an analysis of Murphy and his various rides. Not much attention has been given the mechanicians and this chapter is one of the fullest accounts.