A match race is a dual between two competitors for monetary gain or bragging rights. Such competition is seen in drag racing, or the more distinguished form of competition as shown here.
The presidents of the American Stutz Motor Company and the French Hispano Suiza, unable to concede who made the better car, brought an example of each sports car to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see who was the fastest. The Hispano Suiza won.
The car in the exhibit is identical to the stock Stutz that competed in that famous race. In timed speed trials, these cars were America’s fastest in 1928. A powerful engine and advanced chassis design justify their boast about their competitive success.