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Jim Rathmann, winner of the 1960 Indy 500

Submitted by on November 25, 2011

In November 2011 Jim Rathmann, the winner of the 1960 Indianapolis 500 died at the age of 83.

Jim’s fame came about through a fantastic run of success at the Indy 500. He finished second in the legendary 500-mile race in 1952, ’57 and ’58, before winning the race in 1960.

The 1960 race has gone down as an all time classic when Rathmann driving a Watson-Offenhauser beat Rodger Ward in a race long duel.

 

 

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