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Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988


Hugh Dibley

1937


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008


Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001


Chad Little

1963


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992


Ryan Sharp

1979



Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925


Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978


Bob Akin

1936 - 2002


Rob Walker

1917 - 2002


Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008



Albert de Bomdeli
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SWITZERLAND

Born
16 / 4 / 1901
Died
4 / 9 / 1967
A Bugatti owner-driver in 1929 and 1930, he lost a leg in an road accident near Avignon in France. He then became the mentor for the young René Dreyfus.

Albert Baron de Bomdeli was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. on 16 April 1901.

He moved to France, living in Paris most of the year but heading south to the Riviera in the winter. He was a Bugatti owner-driver in 1929 and 1930 with limited success as, aside from a class win at Tunis in November 1929, he either didn't show up or failed to finish.

His racing came to an end when he lost a leg in an road accident near Avignon in France. He sold his Bugatti T37A and purchased the 1929 Monaco GP winning Bugatti T35B (4914) for his protégé, a young racing driver called René Dreyfus.

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