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Ralph DePalma

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Pre-WWII Racing

Ralph DePalma
Person

Former race car driver and winner of the 1915 Indianapolis 500.

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Photographs
Article Index
Racing Record


Photographs

Ralph DePalma and Tom Alley in Elgin Illinois DePalma, left with Tom Alley, right
Elgin Road Races, August 1912

From the United States Library of Congress
View photo of Ralph DePalma and Tom Alley in Elgin Illinois - 42KB


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
January 15, 1911DE PALMA ON DRIVING.The New York Times
November 2, 1911De Palma to Drive Mercedes.The New York Times
August 31, 1912DE PALMA WON HARD-FOUGHT RACEDaily Capital Journal
January 19, 1915DE PALMA IN 500-MILE RACE.The New York Times
May 22, 1915AUTO TRIALS ON SPEEDWAY.The New York Times
June 1, 1915DE PALMA DRIVES WORLD'S BEST RACEThe New York Times
June 1, 1915OLDFIELD LAUDS DE PALMA.Barney Oldfield
August 29, 1920De Palma is First in Elgin Auto RaceThe New York Times
December 1, 1922Speeding May Keep De Palma Out of Los Angeles Auto RaceThe New York Times
December 2, 1922Judge and Weather Connive to Permit De Palma to RaceThe New York Times
December 5, 1922De Palma Begins Ten-Day Jail Sentence for SpeedingThe New York Times
December 13, 1922De Palma Out of County Jail; No More Speeding, He DeclaresThe New York Times
March-April 1972Here and There in Motoring's Past: 1910 - Brighton Beach Motordrome, Fiat vs SimplexPeter Helck
June 16, 2006Indianapolis Memories: DePalma in 1912Bill Crittenden


Racing Record

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Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
May 30, 2011Indianapolis 500Indianapolis Motor SpeedwaySimplex2Simplex26200$1,000




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