Harry Grant

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Harold Fletcher Grant
Harry Grant 1910 circa.jpg
Born (1877-07-10)July 10, 1877
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died October 8, 1915 (1915 -10-08) (aged 38)
Sheepshead Bay, New York
Cause of death Automobile accident
Known for Indianapolis 500

Harold Fletcher Grant (July 10, 1877 – October 8, 1915) was an American auto racing driver.

Grant winning the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup


He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 10, 1877. His father was a mining engineer who was killed in a mining accident in Colorado.[1]

Driving an American Locomotive Company automobile, Grant won the Vanderbilt Cup on Long Island in 1909 and 1910. He then competed in the Indianapolis 500 four times between 1911 and 1915. He had his best showing in 1914, finishing in 7th place.[1]

On October 8, 1915, Grant was killed at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn when his car crashed during a practice run for the Astor Cup.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Harry Grant". Vanderbilt Cup. Retrieved 2012-10-06. Harry Grant was born in 1877 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When Harry was very young, his father, a mining engineer, was killed in a mining accident in Colorado. As a result, Harry and his brother William were separated and raised by different families. ... 

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