Louis Schneider

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Louis F. Schneider (December 19, 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana – September 22, 1942, Indianapolis, Indiana) won the 1931 Indianapolis 500.[1]


He was born on December 19, 1901 in Indianapolis, Indiana where he worked as a motorcycle policeman.[1] He died on September 22, 1942 Indianapolis, Indiana. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.[2]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]


  1. ^ a b "500-Mile Auto Race Is Won By Schneider. Ex-Motorcycle Policeman Is First at Indianapolis as 150,000 Look On.". New York Times. May 31, 1931. Retrieved 2012-10-08. Many Spills Mark Event. Arnold, 1930 Champion, Crashes at 400 Miles When Leading by About 7 Miles. Frame Gets Second Place. Hepburn, Meyer and Snowberger Next Across. Drizzle Adds to the Drivers' Perlis. Arnold's Car Catches Fire. Averages 96,629 Miles an Hour. Arnold Sets New Mark. Schneider's Patience Rewarded. Drivers Resume Breakneck Speed. Fate catapulted Louie Schneider, onetime Indianapolis motorcycle policeman, into a winner in a stunning upset at the 500-mile automobile race over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. 
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Auto greats" (PDF). Celebrating Automotive Heritage at Crown Hill Cemetery. Crown Hill Cemetery. 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 

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Preceded by
Billy Arnold
Indianapolis 500 Winner
Succeeded by
Fred Frame