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|description=Photograph of Eddie Rickenbacker seated with a friend in a Firestone-Columbus race car, ca. 1909-1917. Edward Rickenbacker was born on October 8, 1890 in Columbus
,, Ohio. Between 1909 and 1917 he was one of the top race car drivers in the country. Rickenbacker entered his first race in 1910 as an advertising stunt for the Firestone-Columbus Motor Car Company. He drove a Fire-Stone Columbus. He raced for the Columbus Buggy Company until 1912 after which he became a professional racer.
|source=Ohio Historical Society. P 395; Box 2, Folder 6, AL02935 from the Edward V. Rickenbacker Collection.