Bill Denver, who's full name was William Denver Orem, was from Audubon, PA, in the United States. He drove in the Indy 500 in 1930 finishing 23rd. In 1931 he was back driving relief for Al Aspen in his Duesenberg from lap 112 to lap 161. Aspen finished 14th. He returned to the 'Brickyard' in 1933 but on the 28th of May he crashed in practice driving the Brady & Nardi Studebaker entered by Ray T. Brady. Denver and his mechanic Hugh "Bob" Hurst were both thrown from the car when it crashed over the northeast turn wall, hit a tree and burst into flames. Bill Denver, who worked as a factory night shift supervisor to help fund his racing, broke his neck and died four days later on June 1st. His riding mechanic Bob Hurst died at the scene.