Finished second in the 1913 Indy 500 Race
Nationality: United States
Born: December 3, 1889 Philadelphia, PA
Died: August 22, 1914 Elgin, Illinois 24 Years
Killed when he clipped another car during an AAA national championship race, hurtling towards and crashing into a tree. Wishart, a rich amateur had numerous strong finishes, especially in road races and came 2nd in the 1913 Indy 500.
Dec 12 2012
This is a racing profile of the driver who participated in a record five Vanderbilt Cup Races from 1909 to 1914- Spencer Wishart.
Jun 29 2012
Just in time for its 100th anniversary, race historian Joel E. Finn has written a wonderful book on the 1912 Vanderbilt Cup Race and 1912 Grand Prix held in Milwaukee.
Jan 08 2011
The decision of the Indianapolis Speedway to hold one major 500-mile race in 1911 with an unheard purse of $25,100 (equal to $571,000 today) attracted the best racing teams and drivers. Not surprisingly, many of the drivers who participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and its associated races also drove…
Aug 01 2010
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Aug 01 2010
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May 15 2009
In celebration of the Indianapolis 500 Race on Memorial Day, this film shows the first Indy 500 Race held on May 30, 1911. Highlights include: