Bob R. “Wild Bob” Burman

Bob R. “Wild Bob” Burman

Birth
Imlay City, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
Death 8 Apr 1916 (aged 31)
Corona, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Imlay City, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 25055295 View Source
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Bob Burman aka "Wild Bob" THE race car driver.
He raced for Buick, with team mate Luis Chevrolet
Set a speed record of 141mph in 1911! at Daytona beach Fl.
Competed at the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.

Bob Burman died in a crash while racing his,(what we would call today HIGH TECH) DOHC 16V 4cly powered race car,
in Corona California.His Mechanic Eric died with him.

Bob was for the most part lost to history till,
I seen a pic of him in 2004. in one of his, and mine
home towns of Kingston Mi.
I would like to make a movie about his life, and times.


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