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Adolfo Schwelm Cruz

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Born:

28 Jun 1923
Buenos Aires

Died:

10 Feb 2012
Buenos Aires

Nationality:

Argentina

Grands Prix:

1 (1953)

Excellent endurance racer, whose real name was simply Adolfo Schwelm, but the Cruz was added after journalists complained they couldn't pronounce his surname! Was schooled in Windsor, Berkshire, so he spoke fluent English, but also German, where his family used to live and Italian, as he also lived in Italy, where he ran a car importing business. Died after a short illness in 2012.

Biography last updated 8 Apr 2012