Rex Mays was the Midwestern sprint car champion in 1936 and 1937 and won the AAA National Championships in 1940 and 1941. Had Mays ventured to Europe he might well have been a Grand Prix star.
Rex Mays died 72 years ago, he was 36
An American club racer of midgets and sports cars who, aged 43, tried and failed to qualify a Cooper-Climax T51 for the 1963 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequently he became an Indycar mechanic, worked for Howard Hughes and was a USAC official.