Louis Meyer, Sr.

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Louis Meyer, Sr.

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Death: Died in Searchlight, Clark, Nevada, USA
Place of Burial: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of June H. Meyer
Father of Kay Bignotti; Louis Meyer, Jr. and Yvonne Meyer

Occupation: race car driver and engine builder
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Louis Meyer, Sr.

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Birth: Jul. 21, 1904

Death: Oct. 11, 1995

Racing legend. Winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1928, 1933 and 1936, becoming the first three-time winner of the Classic. A leading contender in nearly each of the 13 500s he competed in, he also finished 2nd in 1929 and 4th in 1937. After surviving a spectacular crash in his last 500 in 1939, he retired. He subsequently collaborated with Dale Drake to develop the Meyer-Drake racing engine that enjoyed tremendous success in racing competition during the 50s and 60s.

Burial: Inglewood Park Cemetery Inglewood Los Angeles County California, USA Plot: Acacia Slope, Lot 11, Grave C GPS (lat/lon): 33.96444, -118.33806

Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jun 22, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 10088

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July 21, 1904
Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
October 7, 1995
Age 91
Searchlight, Clark, Nevada, USA
Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA