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Dick Simon

Dick Simon, 1983 Michigan 500. Copyright Dudley Evans, 2009.  Used with permission.

Dick Simon, 1983 Michigan 500. Copyright Dudley Evans, 2009. Used with permission.

Dick Simon. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2016. Used with Permission.

Dick Simon. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

21 Sep 1933
Seattle, Washington

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

17 (1970-1988)

Although Dick drove for a long time, he is also well known, more recently, for his racing team that he ran between 1983 and 2001. But racing takes up a mere fraction of the Simon story. First alternate for the 1960 US Olympic skiing team, Dick then turned to parachuting! A professional scuba-diving instructor, he now runs a huge boat dealership, Dick Simon Marine, in California. Dick is also a fully qualified pilot. Dick lives in Dana Point, California. In 2018, Dick announced that he was stopping all racing, after spending a few years in vintage events.

Biography last updated 20 May 2018