Carl Marchese

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17 Nov 1905
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


26 Jun 1984
Valrico, Florida


United States

Indy 500s:

1 (1929)

Of Sicilian ancestry, Carl later became a car owner and midget racing president. His name eventually became more familiar at Indianapolis as a team boss. Later ran a tool shop with brother and fellow racer Tudy. Carl, along with his brother, started working as a mechanic for Holmes Motor Company before they branced out into building a midget racing car. Carl chose to drive, even though he was just seventeen before they set up their manufacturating company. After a big crash in 1929, Carl quit racing. He was directly involved with the sport until the 1950's, whilst elder brother Tom was the race promoter at the Milwaukee Mile for many years.

Biography last updated 18 Jan 2016