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Ray Harroun
Birth: Jan. 12, 1879
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1968
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Race Car Driver Pioneer. Born in in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania, he built his first car in 1905 and would race anyone who would challenge him. In 1910, Harroun accepted an offer from Howard C. Marmon to design and build a racing car to be driven by him in the first big event at the new speedway at Indianapolis, Indiana. Conventional cars at the time were constructed with two bucket-type seats. Harroun's car had a streamlined body, with only one seat for the driver and equipped with the auto industry first rear-view mirrors. Thus on May 30, 1911, Harroun driving his Marmon Speedster was the winner of the first Indianapolis 500. Shortly after the race, he retired from competing but remained in the automobile business as a consulting engineer and car designer. He died at age 89 in Anderson, Indiana, and was inducted into the Motor Sports hall of Fame in 2000. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Mary Alice Harroun (1911 - 1977)*
  Edith Frances Gulliford Harroun (1879 - 1962)*
  Richard Ray Harroun (____ - 2011)*
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Anderson Memorial Park
Madison County
Indiana, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.04567, -85.72227
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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