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Billy (W.W) Chandler

Billy (WW) Chandler, 1913. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1913, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2010.

Billy (WW) Chandler, 1913. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1913, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2010.

Born:

1890
Illinois

Died:

28 Jul 1924

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

2 (1914-1916)

Also a mechanic to Ralph Mulford, which he did from 1911 until 1913, and was a car builder. A former cab driver, he was later manager of Crawford cars, and assistant manager at Hudson. Believed to have died in a car crash. Also listed as W W Chandler. Chandler was one of the most frequent racers in the 1910's, but sadly is probably best remembered for the being involved in the death of his riding mechanic, Morris Kessler, at a race at Des Moines in 1915. Chandler raced on a whole variety of surfaces, including beaches, concrete, dirt, brick and board ovals, as well as road courses. His best AAA result was second, on two occasions; once in 1913 at Galveston and the other was at Burlington in 1915.

Biography last updated 26 Jul 2017