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Gaston Morris

Gaston Morris, 1914. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1914, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2010.

Gaston Morris, 1914. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1914, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2010.

Born:

1880

Died:

27 Jul 1940
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality:

France

Indy 500s:

0 (1911)

Hit a wall in qualifying for the event and decided it was too dangerous to carry on in that car (maybe with good reason as Arthur Greiner raced it and was involved in a fatal crash). Raced in the US for quite a while, but left the US shortly after World War 1. Later worked as a team manager and in Mexico as a driver for their Army. Moved back to the US in the 1920's and worked as a garage owner and oil industry executive. Latterly though, Morris was a produce dealer and farmer in Nogales, Arizona. He died of a heart-attack whilst on business in California.

Biography last updated 22 Jan 2019