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Born on this day (25th - April)

Arthur Chevrolet

1884 - 1946


Herb Ardinger

1910 - 1973


Jean Lucas

1917 - 2003


Sergio Sighinolfi

1925 - 1956


Hans Laine

1945 - 1970


Vicente Alberto Pernía

1949


Cor Euser

1957


Duncan Dayton

1959


Klaus Panchyrz

1963


1965


Felipe Massa

1981



Died on this day (25th - April)

Frank Lockhart

1903 - 1928


Fred Frame

1894 - 1962


1934 - 1965


1895 - 1972


Michele Alboreto

1956 - 2001


John Love

1924 - 2005


Archie Bryde

1919 - 2008



Al Cotey
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UNITED STATES

Born
19 / 3 / 1888
Died
27 / 10 / 1974
Indy car driver and owner who raced in the Indy 500 in 1927.

Al Cotey was born in Chicago, Illinois. He started racing in the late 1917 on dirt and board tracks. He tried to qualify for the Indy 500 in 1919 in a Duesenberg but failed to make the grid. He also participated in the Elgin road races that year.

He became a car owner and when Herb Jones was killed qualifying for the 1926 Indianapolis 500, Cotey persuaded John Duff to take on his hastily rebuilt Indy Miller. Duff started last of 28 and eventually climbed to 9th place overall by the end of the race.

The following year Cotey himself took the wheel, eight years after his first attempt. This time he qualified in 29th spot and went out with a broken universal joint after 87 laps.

He died in New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 1974.

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