Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dick Rathmann (AKA; James) Dies In Melbourne, Florida - February 1, 2000

January 6, 1924 - February 1, 2000
Dick Rathmann 
Born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dick was the elder brother of 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner Jim Rathmann. Jim and Dick switched names in 1946 so that his younger brother could enter a race while underage. For what was supposed to be a short time, he adopted the name "Dick" and his brother adopted the name "Jim." The name change stuck for life.

He died February 1, 2000 in Melbourne, Florida, USA. In 2009, Rathmann was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

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