Newark, NJ Motorcycle Racing Wreck, Sept 1912

SIX KILLED, 22 ARE INJURED

"Eddie" Hasha, National Champion Motorcyclist, and Johnny Albright Crushed While Racing.

Newark, N. J., Sept. 10.---While several thousand persons assembled at the Vailsburg motordrome here Sunday were wilding cheering on Eddie Hasha, the champion motorcycle rider of the world, and Johnny Albright of Denver, who were competing in the principal event of the day, Hasha suddenly lost control of his machine and crashed over the top of the saucer track into the grand stand, followed closely by Albright. Both were killed, as were four spectators. Twenty-two of the onlookers were injured, six of whom are in the hospital in critical condition.

Hasha met death instantly. Albright was crushed so badly that he never regained consciousness, and died in a hospital here shortly afterward.

Gazette, Stevens Point, WI 11 Sept 1912

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Eddie Hasha

Thank you for this entry. I am a first cousin, once remove of Eddie Hasha.

I have 1912 autograph of Eddie Hasha from Motordrome in Chicago

I have recently picked up a collection of 1912 motorcycle racers such the likes Eddie Hasha Johnie Albright Ray Seymour Charle Feerless Balke Court Edwards Lee Humiston and several other racers on all signed payroll slips. VERY COOL

Eddie Hasha

Hi John

we spoke years ago about your collection of Riverview Motordrome, I am still interested
please contact me cyclespast@vermontel.net

Photos

Very cool...........would love to know more about the collection.