Lot 305: Race Car Champions, Louis Myer, Lou Schneider, Leon Duray, and Cliff Durant,
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
October 27, 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Description: Four signed envelopes by Race Car champions of the 20s-30sRace car champions. 1) Louis Meyer (July 21, 1904 – October 7, 1995) was an American Hall of Fame race car driver who was a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. 2) Lou Schneider(Louis F. Schneider (December 19, 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana – September 22, 1942, Indianapolis, Indiana) won the 1931 Indianapolis 500.),3) Leon Duray (April 30, 1894 Cleveland, Ohio - May 12, 1956) was an American race car driver active in the 1920s. Born George Stewart, and nicknamed "The Flying Frenchman,"Duray's starts from 1925 thru 1929 stood as the best five race starting streak from 1929 until 1990, when his record was bested by Rick Mears. His streak currently stands as 3rd best in "500" history. 4) Cliff Durant Son of the founder of General Motors, Cliff was a racing driver, pioneer aviator, musician, golfer and yachtsman. He raced at Indy seven times with a best finish of 7th. all in fine condition with vintage fountain pen signatures. envelopes 4"x 6 1/2"
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