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#1 marhal

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Posted 06 June 2002 - 03:50

Hello everybody......................
One year ago I found a web page ( www.findagrave.com ). It´s a page with thousands of burial records, biographies, photos, etc. of musicians, actors, politicians...........and all kind of people you can imagine. Obviously, I focused my search on drivers. There are a lot of data about Indy drivers, incluiding photos of their gravestones. But, regarding F-1 driver graves, there are only a few full displayed, now I can remember: Fangio, Hawthorn, Senna. Peterson, Rindt. In another cases, the bio is there, but there are no photo of the gravestone (p.e. Clark). In other cases, simply there are not information available: Ascari (both of them), De Portago, Varzi, Collins, Musso, Nuvolari.........................
I wonder if anyone could send to that page photos, biographies of their favorite drivers, it will be cool to improve a site that seems to me very interesting to teach the young people about great drivers and human beings, too. Now, I am trying to write the biography of three wonderful argentinian drivers: The brothers Juan and Oscar Galvez, and the rally driver Jorge Recalde (the work is hard because my elemental english) to send to the page in the future..............

Finally, I suggest everybody to feel free to colaborate with that site............


Thank you. :)

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#2 ghinzani

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Posted 16 June 2002 - 16:57

I was looking for details of an American driver called Bruce Jacobi and ended up at find-a-grave.. best bio I had seen of him actually!

#3 marhal

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Posted 17 June 2002 - 02:40

Hello............

In Findagrave there are a lot of information about Indy drivers. One time, I read the story of Wilbur Brink, a boy who dies in 1931, due a wheel that flew out the circuit and hit this boy who was playing at his home yard..............

#4 HistoricMustang

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 20:15

Should TNF as a group begin to document a master list of burial locations for drivers? A search did not discover a thread dedicated to the subject.

If this subject has been addressed please let me know.

Perhaps so far as to list the cemetery name or family burial location and if the sites are on public land. Modern day GPS numbers would aid individuals such as myself that tend to get lost.

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#5 philippe charuest

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 20:39

Gilles Villeneuve is in berthierville P.Q .im pretty sure theres only one cemetery in berthierville . and theres a small but well done museum dedicated to him too now

#6 Pedro 917

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 22:31

The Rodriguez family tomb is at the Panteon Espanol, Mexico City.
Take the subway "Panteones" line and step out at the last stop. Cross the road and you're there.
Ask for the right location at the reception desk because it's a huge cemetary and the tomb isn't easy to find.

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As you can see on the picture taken in 1986, the tomb was opened the year before.
Mama Rodriguez died in the aftermath of the big earthquake that shook Mexico City in September 1985. Her apartment had collapsed and she died from her injuries a couple of weeks later.
I've met mama Rodriguez and Pedro's sister Conchita right there on 11 July 1978, exactly 7 years after Pedro's death. I was so emotional I could hardly say a word.... It was she who comforted me.

#7 WGD706

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 00:03

There is a web-site called "Find a Grave" that has numerous burial locations for numerous race drivers...
Alberto Ascari
Burial:
Cemetare Monumentale
Milan
Lombardia, Italy
Plot: Family
http://www.findagrav.....lberto Ascari

Graham Hill
Burial:
Former Churchyard of Saint Botolph
Shenleybury, Herfordshire, England
http://www.findagrav.....t=Graham Hill


Ronnie Peterson
Burial:
Almby kyrkogård
Örebro
Örebro län, Sweden
http://www.findagrav.....nnie Peterson


Jean Behra
Burial:
Cimetiere de St. Barthélémy
Nice, France
http://www.findagrav.....pt=Jean Behra


Ayrton Senna
Burial:
Cemiterio Morumbi
Sao Paulo, Brazil
http://www.findagrav.....=Ayrton Senna



http://www.findagrave.com/index.html

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#8 Arthur Anderson

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:16

I believe 1920 Indianapolis 500 winner Gaston Chevrolet is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

1937, 39-40 Indianapolis 500 Winner Wilbur Shaw is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.

1927 Indianapolis 500 Winner George Souders is buried in Battle Ground Cemetery, Battle Ground, Indiana.

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#9 dmj

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:08

Tanworth-in-Arden cemetery is, IIRC, burial place of two men I admire: Mike Hailwood and that most delicate and sensitive of singers/songwriters, Nick Drake.

#10 Stephen W

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:30

Jochen Rindt is buried in Graz cemetary. I made a pilgrimage to the grave when I last visited Austria for the GP; I found it very moving.

:cry:

#11 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:04

JIM CLARK - Chirnside Parish Church, on the B6355.

GRAHAM HILL - St.botolph's Church, Shenley, Herts - this is now a private house so permission must be obtained.

MIKE HAILWOOD - St.Mary Magdelane Church, Tamworth-in-Arden, Warks.

TOM PRYCE - St.Bartholomew's Parish Church, Otford near Sevenoaks, Kent.

DICK SEAMAN - Putney Vale Cemetery, Stag Lane, London SW15.

MIKE HAWTHORN - West Street Cemetery, Farnham, Surrey.

#12 ian senior

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:09

Originally posted by Paul Rochdale
JIM CLARK - Chirnside Parish Church, on the B6355.

GRAHAM HILL - St.botolph's Church, Shenley, Herts - this is now a private house so permission must be obtained.

MIKE HAILWOOD - St.Mary Magdelane Church, Tamworth-in-Arden, Warks.

TOM PRYCE - St.Bartholomew's Parish Church, Otford near Sevenoaks, Kent.

DICK SEAMAN - Putney Vale Cemetery, Stag Lane, London SW15.

MIKE HAWTHORN - West Street Cemetery, Farnham, Surrey.


Without trying in any way to be distasteful or even nosy, I'm surprised to see that Tom Pryce is buried in Kent - I would have thought that he might have been laid to rest in Wales. Does anyone know why this should be?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:10

Originally posted by philippe charuest
Gilles Villeneuve is in berthierville P.Q .im pretty sure theres only one cemetery in berthierville . and theres a small but well done museum dedicated to him too now



Gilles Villeneuve was cremated...

#14 KJJ

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:22

Originally posted by ian senior


Without trying in any way to be distasteful or even nosy, I'm surprised to see that Tom Pryce is buried in Kent - I would have thought that he might have been laid to rest in Wales. Does anyone know why this should be?


Tom lived in Kent with his wife Nella, as next of kin I guess this was her decision to make.

Gary Hocking is buried in Wales at Christchurch Cemetary near Newport

#15 wdm

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:38

Jean-Pierre Wimille is buried at the Cimetière de Passy, Paris

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#16 David Holland

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 18:29

Joe Fry - St Katharines, Felton nr Bristol.

Peter Collins - St Marys, Stone nr Kidderminster

Alan Stacey - St Marys, Broomfield nr Chelmsford

Piers Courage - St Mary the Virgin, Shenfield nr Brentwood

#17 HistoricMustang

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 19:36

Joe Weatherly - Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, VA

His headstone depicts a replica of Riverside Speedway with an "X" marking the location where Weatherly's wreck took place.


Glenn "Fireball" Roberts - Daytona Memorial Park just "behind" the Daytona International Speedway

Dave MacDonald - Rose Hills Memorial Park - Garden of Rest Section, Lot 8034, #1

Located at: 3900 South Workman Mill Road, Whittier, California.

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#18 Scuderia CC

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 09:18

- Pierre Levegh rests in the famous cemetery of the Père Lachaise in Paris. Info here :
http://www.pere-lachaise.com

- Albert Divo rests in the Morsang-sur-Orge cemetery in the department of the Essonne close to Paris.

- ALBERT FRANÇOIS CEVERT GOLDENBERG alias François Cevert rests in the Maine-et-Loire area, in the cemetery of the village of Vaudelnay to 15 km of Saumur. Its tomb always is very well flowered.

#19 Hieronymus

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 09:28

Patrick Depailler in the village cemetery of Crevant-Laveine (between Triers and Vichy in Central France).

Not sure if anyone is in that area today (1 August). It is exactly 25 years since his death.

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#20 Frank Verplanken

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:56

Ettore Bugatti rests in Paris' Père Lachaise.

#21 Pils1989

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 14:02

Olivier Gendebien is buried in Saint Rémy de Provence, France.
Andre Pilette is buried with his father Theodore and other relatives (Theodore's brother and sisters, his father, mother, Andre first wife and other relatives!) in the Cimetiere d'Ixelles, in Brussels, Belgium.

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#22 Scuderia CC

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 16:04

Originally posted by Frank Verplanken
Ettore Bugatti rests in Paris' Père Lachaise.


Afflicted but it is an error, the Bugatti family whose Ettore rests with the cemetery of the village of Dorlisheim close to Molsheim. See here : http://www.bugattire...evue22/tour.htm

#23 Frank Verplanken

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 17:13

:blush: Thanks for the correction. Thought I had read that in a Bugatti bio some time ago.

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 19:08

Originally posted by Scuderia CC
ALBERT FRANÇOIS CEVERT GOLDENBERG alias François Cevert


I thought it had been established here a while back that he had never actually used a Jewish surname?

#25 Scuderia CC

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:44

- Amédé Gordini rests in the cemetery of Montmartre in Paris.

- Didier Pironi rests in the cemetery of Grimaud in the Var, south of France.

- Gabriel Voisin rests in the village of Le Villars in the department of Saône-et-Loire in Burgundy.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:24

Does anyone out there know where Innes Ireland is buried? Or perhaps, like James Hunt, he was cremated? If there is a grave location or some kind of memorial stone anywhere I would be very grateful to receive the information.

Can anyone help please?

#27 HistoricMustang

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 23:16

Originally posted by KJJ
Does anyone out there know where Innes Ireland is buried? Or perhaps, like James Hunt, he was cremated? If there is a grave location or some kind of memorial stone anywhere I would be very grateful to receive the information.

Can anyone help please?


I am betting someone will know the answer. We MUST document these types of things!

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#28 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:41

Henry

I agree that we MUST document these things but it worries me that many might think it a touch morbid. However I've researched then visited a number of graves of racing drivers and I think that good photographs and accurate locations would be a great help to others who might like to visit. I sometimes have a look at www.motorsportmemorials.org but I find it incredibly detailed with almost all of the drivers mentioned completely unknown to me. No, a website with the graves and memorials of top flight drivers would be of interest to me. Heck, there's enough material on this site to provide a very good start.

If someone could set up a website for me, I'd be happy to start on the research.

#29 Karen Hyland

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:41

ROLAND RATZENBERGER:
Cemetery at Maxglan, near Salzburg, Austria
Roland is in a family grave. There is a small replica of his helmet is on the tombstone with a smiling picture of him. The caption "Er lebte für seinen Traum" (He lived for his dream), is the last sentence on his tombstone.

A friend of mine from Austria has sent me photos of his gravesite. I will post links to the photos if I can find them.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 11:54

Rudolf Caracciola
Burial:
Cemetery of small village of Ruvigliano near Lugano
Switzerland

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 13:06

Bentley-boy Tim Birkin is buried at St. Nicholas Church in Blakeney, Norfolk.

Blakeney is one of those wonderful little-known North Norfolk coastal villages and is well worth a visit.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 13:28

Bernd Rosemeyer
Burial:
Waldfriedhof Hüttenweg
District of Dahlem, Berlin, Germany
http://www.findagrav...p...> Rosemayer

#33 Vitesse2

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 14:13

George Abecassis is buried at Ibstone, Buckinghamshire - I assume in the churchyard of St Nicholas church.

http://www.ten-tenth...ead.php?t=19379

#34 KJJ

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 18:29

There's a photo of this plaque in the new third edition of "All Arms and Elbows", anyone know where it is?

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 19:15

This is the resting place of my dear friend Jo Gartner, which he now shares with his father.

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I don't think I can remember the name of the cemetery accurately (sadly, I've only been there twice), suffice to say that it's on the top of a hill in the outskirts of Vienna and the keeper of the place is/was called Berger...

#36 David Beard

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 19:23

Originally posted by KJJ
There's a photo of this plaque in the new third edition of "All Arms and Elbows", anyone know where it is?

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Was Innes buried at Kirkcudbright or the nearby village of Borgue, where I believe he last lived?

#37 KJJ

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 19:48

Originally posted by David Beard



Was Innes buried at Kirkcudbright or the nearby village of Borgue, where I believe he last lived?


At the time of his death Innes was living at Wickham, near Newbury in Berkshire.

#38 David Beard

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 19:56

Originally posted by KJJ


At the time of his death Innes was living at Wickham, near Newbury in Berkshire.


OK thanks, I wasn't absolutely sure. Had he moved long from Scotland?

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 20:05

Still in Scotland in 1976 but certainly in Berkshire by 1978. Does the plaque look like something that might be in a crematorium garden of remembrance?

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#40 Jerome

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 22:07

The headstone of Ronnie and Barbro made me cry... I had not realised they were buried together....

#41 Scuderia CC

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 09:24

- Guillaume Laurent "Guy" Moll (1910-1934)
Cemetery of Maison Carrée
Alger, Algérie

- "Raph" Comte George Raphaël Béthenod de Montbressieux (1910-1994)
Cemetery of Neuilly-sur-Marne
Seine-Saint-Denis, France

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 19:21

Originally posted by KJJ
There's a photo of this plaque in the new third edition of "All Arms and Elbows", anyone know where it is?

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Got recently following information which may be worth to check:
Churchyard of St Denys Church, Stanford Dingley, near Bradfield, Reading

#43 KJJ

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 00:01

Many thanks Racefellow, I will certainly check this out.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 05:41

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Swiss Driver Herbert Muller is buried in the little village of Reinach/AG

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 06:11

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Cimetière St-Léonard Fribourg, Jo Siffert (Section G) and Benoît Musy (Section 19)

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 13:41

Malcolm Campbell, St Nicholas Churchyard, Chiselhurst, Kent. Donald Campbell, the only churhyard in Coniston.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 14:52

Does someone know the location where Maurice Trintignant is buried?

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 16:04

Originally posted by Stephen W
Jochen Rindt is buried in Graz cemetary. I made a pilgrimage to the grave when I last visited Austria for the GP; I found it very moving.

:cry:

Jochen Karl Rindt
Burial:
Grazer Zentralfriedhof
Styria, Austria
http://www.findagrav...&GRid=21689&pt=Jochen%20Karl%20Rindt

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 20:05

Originally posted by bluelite
Does someone know the location where Maurice Trintignant is buried?

Maurice Trintignant is buried in Vergèze (Gard) near Nîmes

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 20:45

Isn't Vergèze the town where he was elected mayor?