Billy Arnold

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16 Dec 1905
Chicago, Illinois


10 Nov 1976
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


United States

Indy 500s:

5 (1928-1932)

Died of a brain haemorrhage. Served in World War 2, where he rose to the rank of Colonel. Later became an engineer for Chrysler, then was an auto dealer. He then later went into both the lumber and construction businesses in Oklahoma, but is also well remembered for his work towards the water-ski industry, being an early pioneer in the sport. The 1930 Indianapolis 500 winner, Arnold's career was relatively short, stopping in 1932 after a pelvic injury and family pressure, whilst still pretty much at his peak. Arnold was also a hardware store manager and via that, built some luxury homes.

Biography last updated 28 Dec 2015