1938 Bendix Trophy Race Official Program


Large 9x12" program with three-color cover, 32pp, illus. Very good; slight spine bumps. Contents include Bendix results since 1931, a tribute to the Union Air Terminal in Los Angeles where race begins, articles about United Airlines, Lockheed, TWA, Western Air Express, etc. Of particular interest are half-page biographies of the race participants and their aircraft. The Bendix is a most interesting race in that it is a "free-for-all" with few restrictions on aircraft, flight path, altitude, fuel, etc.; beginning in LA and ending in Cleveland during the National Air Races. The Bendix programs are seldom found, likely because there really was not much to see except the start and it was not nearly as exciting as the Cleveland races. Of course, this program is noteworthy because the race was won by the famous aviatrix Jackie Cochran. SOLD