Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Race Car Driver
This is a picture of a Race Car Driver from the 1910's. The racer is Bob Burman, one of the early pioneers in auto racing. He raced in the first five Indianapolis 500 races. Bob was killed in an auto race accident in 1916. He was driving an open cockpit car, similar to the one pictured here. His death led to the adoption of roll cages in race cars.