Fred Fansin

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St. Louis, Missouri


02 Feb 1937


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1930)

Entered and built his own car for the 1930 race, but failed to qualify and was not heard of again. Much of his life remains a mystery but it is known that he died in 1937 in an accident and is buried at Saint Peter's Cemetery in Normandy, just outside St. Louis, Missouri. Fansin's father, also called Fred, ran a garage and automobile dealership so young Fred picked up the car bug from him. Fred's grandfather, who also called Fred, emigrated from Germany to live in Missouri. Fred's son, unsurprisingly also called Fred, was born a few months after his father's death.

Biography last updated 23 Aug 2017