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George Amick

George Amick. Copyright Patti Hale, 2010. Used with permission.

George Amick. Copyright Patti Hale, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

24 Oct 1924
Vernonia, Oregon

Died:

04 Apr 1959
Daytona Beach, Florida

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

1 (1958)

Indy 500s:

1 (1957-1958)

Killed in the only Indianapolis Daytona race (held a day before the very first Daytona 500) when a gust of wind blew his car off course and out of control. Mostly based in California, he was best known for his midget success, but also won three Champ Car races on dirt ovals. The elder brother of Bill, who raced in NASCAR, George started racing just after the Second World War. Amick was a small man stature-wise, standing only five foot and five inches tall.

Biography last updated 19 Aug 2015