Vic Tandy was from Anaheim, California. He started racing in the early 1950s on the old Pebble Beach circuit in northern California. He retired but came back and in 1965 when he won the Pacific Coast championship for F production cars. In 1966, he finished third in his class in American road racing.
He was killed at Riverside International Raceway when his Triumph TR4 hit oil in one of the turns and went out of control. As the car began to fishtail Tandy battle to bring it under control, but the driver's door opened and he partially fell out, receiving fatal injuries. Tandy died at the scene.