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Andy Linden

Andy Linden. Copyright Dave Smith, 2012. Permission to use granted from him to Frank Sheffield, who subsquently granted permission to use.

Andy Linden. Copyright Dave Smith, 2012. Permission to use granted from him to Frank Sheffield, who subsquently granted permission to use.

Born:

05 Apr 1922
Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Died:

10 Feb 1987
Torrance, California

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

7 (1951-1957)

Indy 500s:

7 (1950-1957)

Never fully recovered from a career ending crash in 1957. A former US marine, this colossus of a man became one of the top sprint, midget and AAA drivers just after World War 2, but at his peak he was left brain damaged when his helmet was pierced. Despite being confined to a wheelchair for the majority of his life, Andy's pride and determination meant he learnt how to walk again to some degree and also learnt how to drive a road car again. He remained a popular man within the sport and this was shown by the fact Sam Hanks gave the eulogy at his funeral.

Biography last updated 11 Aug 2015