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Gaston Chevrolet

Gaston Chevrolet, Elgin Speedway, 1920. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1920, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2011.

Gaston Chevrolet, Elgin Speedway, 1920. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1920, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2011.

Born:

26 Oct 1892
Beaune, Burgundy, France

Died:

25 Nov 1920
Beverley Hills, California

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

2 (1916-1920)

Winner of the 1920 race who was killed shortly afterwards in an AAA race. Chevrolet was the youngest of the three brothers who was probably the best of them as a racer. Born in France after his family had settled there from Switzerland, Gaston moved as a ten year old with his brother Arthur to follow older sibling Louis and when old enough, started wotk as a mechanic. Gaston then made it into racing and was at his peak in 1919 and 1920 after an enforced ban by the AAA in 1918 for racing in unsanctioned events.

Biography last updated 22 Oct 2015