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William E. Cantrell
Birth: Jan. 31, 1908
Westport
Oldham County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1996
Jeffersonville
Clark County
Indiana, USA

Hydroplane Racer William "Wild Bill" Cantrell was one of the most renowned hydroplane race drivers in the sport's history. He won the prestigious APBA Gold Cup in 1949 and was a two-time national champion in 1949 and 1963. He raced automobiles in the famed Indianapolis '500' in 1948, 1949, and 1950. He was inducted into Unlimited Hydroplane Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame. He was a stunt driver in two Hollywood racing films, "To Please a Lady" and "The Big Wheel".

My thanks, very heartfelt, to Caroline Panagopulos for sponsoring Bill's memorial. 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Over the Ohio River at Madison, Indiana
 
Created by: Denny Jackson
Record added: Oct 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22326783
William E. Cantrell
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William E. Cantrell
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William E. Cantrell
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