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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



Charles Baumann
Charles Baumann
Dutch
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Born
26 / 3 / 1896
Died
18 / 8 / 1930
American sprint car driver who raced at Indy in 1927 leading at one point before going out with echanical problems.

Dutch Baumann drove for Arthur Chevrolet against some of the best drivers of the day, including Wilbur Shaw and Floyd Bobzien.

He drove a Miller in the Indianapolis 500 in 1927, starting in 17th position, he actually led for 9 laps when Frank Lockhart pitted. He retired  with a broken connecting rod on lap 120. He then drove relief for Louis F. Schneider between laps 125 and 135. That year he won the Roby 50 Mile Dirt Track Race.

In 1928 he was back at Indy and qualified his Duesenberg. Unfortunately he crashed it in practice and couldn't start the race. He did drive relief for Tony Gulotta between laps 68 and 117 and again between laps 184 and 197.

He was critically injured in a practice crash at the Interstate Fairground track in Kankakee, Illinois, on Saturday 16th August 1930 and died two days later.

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