Land Speed Racer Memorial

 Index of Deaths by Location

Introductory Note

This index is useful in identifying names of racers who died at a specific dry lakes or salt flats.  It is arranged by country with the United States preceding the international section.   Within each state or country, race locations are arranged alphabetically.  The racers are listed alphabetically under each location.

                       United States

Alvord Desert (Oregon)

  • Jessi Combs

Airborne Park, Wilmington (Ohio)

  • Gerald Deneau

Chase Field Industrial Complex, Beeville (Texas)

  • Jerry Lyons

Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah)

  • John Beckett
  • Noel Black
  • Barry Bryant
  • Jim Buckmaster
  • John Donaldson
  • Athol Graham
  • Cliff Gullett
  • Bob Herda
  • Ralph Hudson
  • Glenn Leasher
  • Sam Wheeler
  • Nolan White

Daytona Beach (Florida)

  • Lee Bible
  • Frank Lockhart

Laurinburg/Maxton Air Force Base (North Carolina)

  • Guy Lombardi
  • Dave Owen

Loring Air Force Base (Maine)

  • Bill Warner

Lake Wichita Dry Lake (Texas)

  • Charles Sproul

Mojave Air and Space Port (California)

  • Tim Partridge

El Mirage Dry Lake (California)

  • Sonny Arnett
  • Charles Bennett
  • Kenneth Bigelow
  • Wayne Cass
  • Pete Dean
  • Gaylord "Geezer" Emick
  • Robert Fadave
  • Robert Funk
  • Thomas Glover
  • Harvey Haller
  • Larry Lubinsky
  • Rulon McGregor
  • Jackson Pendleton
  • Bob Robinson
  • Nicholas Schlegel
  • Jack Stewart
  • Wilbert Werder
  • Cornelius Wynja

Muroc/Rogers Dry Lake (California)

  • Bruce Johnston
  • Nathan Windman

Rosamond Dry Lake (California)

  • Floyd Fancher

Argentina

El Barreal

  • Vaifro Meo

Australia

Rosedale-Longford Road (near Sale, Victoria)

  • Tommy Watts

Coonabarabran

  • Jim Johnson

                          England

Elvington Airfield (near York)

  • Tony Foster

                           Germany

Frankfurt/Darmstadt Autobahn

  • Bernd Rosemeyer

                           Hungary

Tat

  • Janos Somariba

Budapest

  • Eric Fernihough

Italy

Cascine Park (Firenze)

  • Roberto Barsanti

Via Appia (near Terracina)

  • Renato Magi

                         South Africa

Verneuk pan, near Upington (North Cape Province)

  • Johan Jacobs

                             Wales

Pendine Sands

  • J. G. Parry-Thomas
  • Elwyn Williams

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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)

Hudson, Ralph (2020)

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)