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Born on this day (25th - March)

Washington Roebling

1881 - 1912


Karl von Waldthausen

1907 - 1933


1911 - 1988


Breno Fornari

1925


Don Freeland

1925 - 2007


Fritz d'Orey

1938


Tom Weickardt

1947


Butch Lindley

1948 - 1990


Giniel de Villiers

1972


Danica Sue Patrick

1982



Died on this day (25th - March)

Billy Cotton

1899 - 1969


Juan Gaudino

1893 - 1975



Jackie Holmes
Jackie Holmes
UNITED STATES

Born
4 / 9 / 1920
Died
1 / 3 / 1995
Drove at Indy in 1949 with the Pat Clancy Special. It created a sensation that year with 4 driving wheels at the back. He qualified in 17th place but went out with drive shaft failure. He ran at Indy again in 1950 but with a more conventional car an Olson/Offy. He crashed out after 123 laps. He failed to qualify in 51 (Kurtis/Offenhauser), 52 (Maserati/Offenhauser) and 53 (Adams/Offenhauser). Retired and ran a TV & Electrical shop in Indianapolis.




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