Atlanta Motordrome

A two mile clay oval built by Asa G. Candler, the inventor of Coca-Cola, in 1909. The aim was to rival Indianapolis, and the first event was an immense success. However, by 1910 the gate receipts were too poor to support the track, and the final race was held on the 6th October of that year.

The track was unused for 19 years, with the infield being used as an airstrip. In 1927 the land was purchased by Atlanta for its municipal airport, which was known as Candler Field, later becoming Hartsfield International Airport. The final piece of banking was bulldozed in 1970.