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Ted Horn

Ted Horn. Copyright Don Radbruch, 2006. Used with permission.

Ted Horn. Copyright Don Radbruch, 2006. Used with permission.

Born:

27 Feb 1910
Cincinnati, Ohio

Died:

10 Oct 1948
Duquoin, Illinois

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

10 (1934-1948)

Killed in an AAA Championship race when his car broke, but still became the 1948 Champion, only, sadly, now posthumously. Horn was a gentlemanly, meticilous and hugely popular and respected racer, who was one of the best never to win the Indianapolis 500, despite numerous top finishes there. Crash prone at the very beginning of his career, he survived to become a very smooth, neat driver, finishing in the top four numerous times and to have a long career before tragedy struck.

Biography last updated 21 Dec 2015