|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1875|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1915|
New York, USA
Harry Grant was born in Cambridge on July 10,1875.He started in the motor industry at Newton, Mass.,at an early age. Later on he joined the Locomobile forces in New York.In 1905 he went to work for the Alco people at Providence,the car then being called the Berliet.
In 1907 he went to Boston to work for C.F.Whitney who had the agency for the car. Mr.Whitney gave him his start as a racer. In that year there some events on the Readville track,and Grant won two out of the three.
In 1908 he won all three events he entered at Readville, beating Olfield,DePalma and others.Then he went to Worcester and captured the hill climb. The Lowell road race was the next big event and he won second place in that event.
In 1909 he won events at Readville, the Worcester hill climb and crowned his achievements by capturing the Vanderbilt race.it was the first time a six cylinder car had won such a big event.
In 1910 he won the Vanderbilt again and no one had won it twice up to that time. He also competed in and won a 10 mile race at the Indianapolis speedway.
From that time on Harry was in huge demand as a driver and raced in many events.
Harry had four Indianapolis 500 starts with the best finish being fifth, in 1915.
The Boston motor driver was burned while driving a car on the Sheepshead Bay track on Sept 28,1915. He would die ten days later from his injuries.
Harry was laid to rest on October 10,1915.
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Plot: Camellia Path- Lot 4244
Created by: Steve E
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64447601
Added: Dec. 30, 2014