Birmingham, Alabama's Robert Stubbs, dealer and one of Indian's earliest racing stars on the speedy sands of Florida's, Ormond Beach in late March, 1909. He was asked to accompany Indian's chief engineer Carl Oscar Hedstrom along with teammates Walter Goerke and AG Chapple to stretch the new lot of Indian racing machine's to their limits during the annual Carnival of Speed. Each man from the "tribe" reached and broke new records with the exception of Hedstrom, who was reported as being too busy tinkering with his Simplex powered Hot Shot, which had too large a displacement to qualify for any FAM record runs. During a run on Wednesday afternoon Stubbs met and exceeded the limit of his powerful Indian twin racer, and at over 80 mph, undoubtedly the fastest creature on the planet earth at that moment he went over the bars. Stubbs not only came out of the incident unscathed but smiling, an unusual emotional break for a typically stoic man based on all photographic accounts... his machine however was done.