Known Deceased - Auto Racing Hall of Fame



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Passed away in 1989 at the age of 76.

Ambassador / Sponsor
Broadcaster / Reporter
Driver / Professional


AAA-
Bay Cities Racing Assoc. BCRA


Big Cars
Indianapolis Cars
Midget
Stock

 
 



Passed away in 1984 at the age of 71.

Official / Promoter
Team Owner


American Motorcycle Assoc.
Big Car - AAA
Pikes Peak Hill Climb

 
 
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Passed away in 1918 at the age of 33.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
Johnny Aitken died of influenza  
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Passed away in 1960 at the age of 78.

Driver / Professional
Rider / Professional


American Motorcycle Assoc.
Big Car - AAA

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1984 at the age of 71.

Driver / Professional
Official / Promoter


American Racing Drivers Club
Big Car - AAA
USAC - Champ Car


Big Cars
Midget

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1961 at the age of 45.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
USAC - Champ Car


Sprint Cars

 
Tony was fatally injured in practice laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  
United States Flag



Passed away in 2013 at the age of 95.

Builder Chassis
Chief Mechanic
Driver / Professional


Bay Cities Racing Assoc. BCRA
IRL - IndyCar
USAC - IndyCar
USAC - Midgets

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1999.

Official / Promoter


USAC - IndyCar

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 2014 at the age of 88.
Company
Brabham Racing
Title
Founder

Driver / Professional


Formula 1


Midget
Motorcycle - Hill Climb

 
Jack Brabham died peacefully at his home.  
Australia Flag



Passed away in 1912 at the age of 25.

Rider / Sportsman


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup


Motorcycle - Hill Climb

 
David Bruce-Brown died when his rear tire exploded causing the car to barrel roll.  
United States Flag



Passed away in 1960 at the age of 34.

Driver / Professional


Formula 1
International Motor Contest Association
United Racing Association URA
USAC - Champ Car
USAC - Midgets
USAC - Sprints


Champ Car
Midget
Roadsters
Sprint Cars

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1916 at the age of 32.

Driver / Sportsman


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
Bob Burman flipped his Peugeot trying to pass the leader a California race.  
United States Flag



Passed away in 2011 at the age of 92.

Track Announcer


IRL - IndyCar

 
 



Passed away in 1941 at the age of 63.

Builder Chassis
Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
 
Switzerland Flag



Passed away in 1944 at the age of 78.

Builder Chassis
Driver / Professional
Innovator


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1968 at the age of 32.

Driver / Professional


Formula 1
Formula 2
NASCAR - Cup Car Series
USAC - Champ Car

 
In an F2 race held in Germany, Jim Clark lost a tire on his Lotus and was killed.  
United Kingdom Flag



Passed away in 1965 at the age of 79.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1939 at the age of 33.

Driver / Professional
Rider / Professional


USAC - Champ Car

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1946 at the age of 57.

Driver / Professional
Official / Promoter


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
Joe Dawson died of a heart attack while inspecting a track for an up coming race.  
United States Flag



Passed away in 1956 at the age of 74.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
 
Italy Flag



Passed away in 1966 at the age of 81.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1975 at the age of 38.

Driver / Professional


Formula 1
International Race of Champions
NASCAR - Cup Car Series
Sports Car - Americas Trans-Am
Sports Car - CanAM
USAC - Champ Car
USAC - IndyCar


Sports Car

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 2012 at the age of 92.

Broadcaster / Reporter

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1998.

Track Owner

 
 



Passed away in 1939 at the age of 65.

Track Consultant
Track Owner

 
 



Passed away in 1964.
Company
Gilmore Stadium
Title
Owner

Team Owner
Track Owner


Land Speed
Midget

 
 



Passed away in 2013 at the age of 90.

Ambassador / Sponsor
Car Owner
Driver / Professional
Parts Retailer


IRL - IndyCar
USAC - IndyCar

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1915 at the age of 38.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
Harry Grant died from extensive burns 10 days after his race car burst into flames.  
United States Flag



Passed away in 2017 at the age of 86.

Builder Chassis
Driver / Professional


Formula 1
IRL - IndyCar
NASCAR - Cup Car Series


Sports Car

 
Dan died of complications from pneumonia.  
United States Flag



Passed away in 1994 at the age of 80.

Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets
American Midget Racing Association
American Racing Drivers Club
Big Car - AAA
Formula 1
United Racing Association URA
USAC - Champ Car

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1968 at the age of 89.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1955 at the age of 68.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1948.

Driver / Professional
Rider / Professional


IRL - IndyCar

 
 



Passed away in 1975 at the age of 46.

Crew Member
Driver / Professional


Formula 1
International Race of Champions
USAC - Champ Car

 
 
United Kingdom Flag



Passed away in 1984 at the age of 77.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1948 at the age of 38.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
USAC - Champ Car


Sprint Cars

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1977.

Driver / Professional
Track Owner


IRL - IndyCar

 
 



Passed away in 1929.

Driver / Professional


IRL - IndyCar

 
 



Passed away in 1987 at the age of 79.
Company
Kurtis Kraft
Title
Owner

Builder Chassis
Car Builder
Car Owner


AAA-Midgets
Big Car - AAA
USAC - IndyCar
USAC - Midgets


Indy Cars
Midget

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 2017 at the age of 85.

Driver / Professional
Rider / Professional


American Motorcycle Assoc.
NASCAR - Cup Car Series
USAC - Champ Car
USAC - IndyCar

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1949 at the age of 36.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
USAC - Champ Car
USAC - Midgets


Midget

 
Rex Mays was the 18th driver killed that year in a racing accident when his car hit the inside guard rail, flipping several times and throwing him from his car.  
United States Flag



Passed away in 1993 at the age of 63.

Driver / Professional


Championship Auto Racing Teams
International Race of Champions
NASCAR - Cup Car Series
USAC - Champ Car
USAC - IndyCar

 
 
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Passed away in 1995 at the age of 91.
Company
Meyer-Drake Engineering
Title
Owner

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
USAC - Champ Car

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1943 at the age of 68.
Company
Harry Miller Racing Engine
Title
Owner

Builder Engines
Driver / Professional

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1962 at the age of 69.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1956 at the age of 52.

Car Owner
Driver / Professional


IRL - IndyCar

 
 



Passed away in 1973 at the age of 89.

Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1999 at the age of 68.

Driver / Professional


International Motor Contest Association
USAC - IndyCar

 
 



Passed away in 2001 at the age of 89.

Driver / Professional


AAA-Sprints
Big Car - AAA
MASCAR


Midget
Sprint Cars

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1992 at the age of 75.

Builder Engines
Driver / Professional
Manufacturing Parts

 
 



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