Land Speed Racer Memorial

 Frequently Asked Questions

Is Land Speed Racer Memorial (LSRM) the only website devoted to this topic?

No.  Motorsport Memorial (MSM) is a well-researched site giving some information about land speed racing accident deaths.

How is LSRM different from other websites?

Land Speed Racer Memorial is strictly focused on the accidental deaths of land speed racer drivers only.  MSM contains information on deaths relating to all kinds of motorsports, including spectator deaths at racing events.  LSRM was created to add more information and more visual graphics, particularly photos of the driver and vehicle and links to video clips.  Although MSM does contain some photos, that has not been their focus.  LSRM contains many more racer deaths than MSM.  By arranging the deaths in 10-year incremental categories, LSRM offers an easier way to view the concentration of accidental deaths by years in the sport.  LSRM complements my other website called Drag Strip Deaths that contains information on more than 300 racers who died while racing at drag strips.

How do I suggest corrections or supply additional information?

Click on the link entitled "Contact Me."  We also want to be as comprehensive as possible.  If we are missing drivers who died while racing, please let us know so no one is overlooked.

How do I share memories or information about a driver/car?

Click on the category entitled "Forums" to add your memories. You must be a registered member of LSRM to add information to the "Forums."  "Forums" is also the place where interesting additional information about a driver or car may be added for public viewing.  The biographical information in the driver entry is intended to be just a brief report of the accident, person, and driving career. "Forums" is where more detailed information can be elaborated.  We invite you to share what you know with others.  If you want to write something about a racer who is not listed in the "Land Speed Racer" category, click on "+New Topic" in that category and enter that racer's name for the topic title.  You may also create a topic in the category entitled "General Discussion."

How do I send photographs of a driver/car to LSRM?

Click on "Contact Me" to send a JPEG format (.jpg or .jpeg) image no larger than 250 KB file size of a driver or car.   We invite the submission of photographs to enhance LSRM, but please do not send copyrighted photos.  If you send photos from other websites, please cite the source and copy the URL so we can give proper attribution.

Have you found a video clip that could be added to a driver entry?

Although we are selective, we would like to include links to video clips for as many drivers as possible.  Click on "Contact Me" to share URL links to good video clips.

Why should I register as a member of this site?

Registration is a very simple process, taking less than a minute,  with confidential safeguards.  Members can receive e-mail alerts when new entries or interesting information in the "Forums" are added.  Only members can add information to the "Forums."  It provides contact information for the administrator to confidentially inform a member if someone is interested in making contact.

Do you know about other land speed race drivers who died in the course of racing?

We are trying to be as comprehensive as possible.  If you know of other drivers who aren't yet listed on the website, please send their names and any information about them or their death.

Name/Year of Accident

Arnett, Sonny (1995)

Barsanti, Roberto (1921)

Beckett, John (2005)

Bennett, Charles (1964)

Bible, Lee (1929)

Bigelow, Ken (1951)

Black, Noel (1970)

Bryant, Barry (2009)

Buckmaster, Jim (1972)

Cass, Wayne (1948)

Combs, Jessi (2019)

Dean, Pete (1984)

Deneau, Gerald (2012)

Donaldson, John (1955)

Emick, "Geezer" (1969)

Fadave, Robert (1949)

Fancher, Floyd (1949)

Fernihough, Eric (1938)

Foster, Tony (2014)

Funk, Robert (1962)

Glover, Tom (1948)

Graham, Athol (1960)

Gullett, Cliff (2008)

Haller, Harvey (1953)

Herda, Bob (1969)

Jacobs, Johan (2006)

Johnson, Jim (1957)

Johnston, Bruce (1998)

Leasher, Glenn (1962)

Lockhart, Frank (1928)

Lombardi, Guy (2009)

Lubinsky, Larry (1969)

Lyons, Jerry (2012)

McGregor, Rulon (1949)

Magi, Renato (1951)

Meo, Vaifro (1984)

Owen, Dave (2008)

Parry-Thomas, J. G. (1927)

Partridge, Tim (2018)

Pendleton, Jackson (1949)

Robinson, Bob (1950)

Rosemeyer, Bernd (1938)

Schlegel, Nicholas (1947)

Somariba, Janos (1933)

Sproul, Charles (1955)

Stewart, Jack (1968)

Warner, Bill (2013)

Watts, Tommy (1980)

Werder, Wilbert (1949)

Wheeler, Sam (2016)

White, Nolan (2002)

Williams, Elwyn (1954)

Windman, Nathan (1934)

Wynja, Cornelius (1951)