Overton Phillips

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Overton Phillips (20 September 1908 Beverly Hills, California – 1 April 1999 Santa Barbara, California) was an American racecar driver. His nickname was Bunny. He was an authority on Bugatti cars.


He was born on September 20, 1908 in Beverly Hills, California.

In the trials for the 1937 Indianapolis 500 his car burst into flames when a crank shaft broke and punctured his gas tank. He crashed into the pit stop killing George Warfield.[1] He died on April 1, 1999 in Santa Barbara, California.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1941 26 26 116.298 33 13 187 0 Flagged
Totals 187 0
Starts 1
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 0
Retired 0


  1. ^ Associated Press (May 28, 1937). "Racer Crashes, Kills Watcher. Others Hurt When Flaming Car ...". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 2012-10-09. "Speedway officials attributed the accident to the breaking of a crank shaft and the puncturing of the gas tank on a racer piloted by Overton Phillips of Los Angeles ..."