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Drivers and mechanics before a race photograph
Description: Racing drivers and mechanics before a race, ca. 1909-1917. Eddie Rickenbacker is seated on the bumper of the car on the right. Edward Rickenbacker was born on October 8, 1890 in Columbus, Ohio. Between 1909 and 1917 he was one of the top race car drivers in the country. Rickenbacker raced with Peugeot, Maxwell, and Prest-O-Lite Teams and competed several times in the Indianapolis 500. In 1917, he enlisted in the army, where he became a celebrated pilot. Rickenbacker died in July 1973 in Switzerland. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02934
Subjects: Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973; Automobile racing; Automobile racing drivers
Places: Ohio