Monday, June 26, 2017

"1929 Indy 500 Rookie Of the Year" Carl Marchese Dies - June 26, 1984

November 17, 1905 - June 26, 1984
Carl Marchese
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Carl Marchese dominated auto racing in Wisconsin as a driver, but had a lasting impact on the sport as a car owner and race official. Marchese won numerous state races and finished fourth in the 1929 Indianapolis 500. Carl was the 1929 Indianapolis 500 "Rookie Of the Year"That would be Marchese's only Indy 500. Marchese was later an Indy 500 car entrant and entered his own Marchese chassis in the 1950 and 1951 races.

As a midget car owner and designer, Marchese was credited with many innovations, including the tube frame and supercharged engine. Marchese also was the first president of the Wisconsin Racing Association. He was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.

Carl Marchese died on June 26, 1984 in Valrico, Florida.


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