Carl Limberg

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06 Jul 1883
Mt. Auburn, Iowa


13 May 1916
New York City, New York


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1915)

Killed in an AAA national series crash, in which his riding mechanic also died. Limberg was the son of German grandparents who moved to the United States in the mid-1800's. Limberg grew up in San Jose, California, and became a noted bicycle racer, competing in endurance events across the United States. In 1908, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, and took up racing in 1910. He was an employee of Delage and in 1915, went all the way to France to pick up their racing cars for their 1915 Indianapolis 500 effort. Limberg had been leading the race, the Metropolitan Trophy race ahead of Dario Resta and Jules Devigne, when one of Limberg's tyres burst, killing him and mechanic Roxie Pallotti.

Biography last updated 28 Jan 2017