Art Cross

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24 Jan 1918
Jersey City, New Jersey


15 Apr 2005
La Porte, Indiana


United States

Grands Prix:

4 (1952-1955)

Indy 500s:

4 (1952-1955)

Worked as a heavy equipment operator for 20 years. Retired to run his farm with wife Margaret and raise their family, but sadly both died within a few weeks of each other in 2005. Cross retired from racing quite suddenly in 1955, whilst at his peak, and despite many requests, never did return. Art served as a tank commander in World War Two and was injured in Belgium in 1944. However, he was awarded a Purple Heart for bravery shown during the Battle of the Bulge. Cross was used to driving machinery by then as he started racing midget cars in 1938, and continued in his field for most of his career, winning the 1951 AAA Midget Championship.

Biography last updated 26 Oct 2015