Bruce Walkup

Bruce Walkup, 1968. Copyright, Earl

Bruce Walkup, 1968. Copyright, Earl "Enco Red" Davidson. Used with permission of his grandson, Brian Crowe, 2016.

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21 Aug 1944
Downey, California


United States

Indy 500s:

2 (1968-1972)

Father Vince was Bill Vukovich's mechanic and this led to Bruce picking up the racing bug, but not before he obtained a business degree. When injury started to sideline his career, the degree proved a God-send - he purchased a Chevrolet dealership, which he ran until 1987, before being offered a role as Operations Manager at the First Farmers Bank, in Sullivan, Indiana. Until the late-2010's he was President of the First Financial Corporation in Terre Haute, Indiana, but is now retired. Also raced for a while in dwarf cars. Both his son and daughter became involved in motorsport, in various capacities.

Biography last updated 7 Jan 2019