Spencer Wishart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Spencer Wishart
Spencer Wishart 1912.jpg
Wishart in 1912
Born (1889-12-03)December 3, 1889
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died August 14, 1914(1914-08-14) (aged 24)
Elgin, Illinois
Known for 1911 Indianapolis 500

Spencer E. Wishart (3 December 1889 – 22 August 1914) was an American racecar driver. He was active during the early years of the Indianapolis 500.


He was born on 3 December 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wishart was killed on 22 August 1914 at age 24 when he clipped another car during an 1914 AAA Championship Car season race in Elgin, Illinois.[1] He crashed into a tree. Spencer Wishart is interred at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

Indy 500 results[edit]



  1. ^ "Wishart Killed In Elgin Auto Race. Driver and Car Crash Into a Fence When Speeding at 80 Miles an Hour. De Palma Wins Contest. Second Victory for Motor Pilot in Two Days. Jenter, Wishart's Mechanician, May Die". New York Times. August 23, 1914. Retrieved 2012-10-06. Spencer Wishart, driver of a Mercer car, was killed here today and Joe Jenter. Wishart's mechanician, and four spectators were injured in the annual Elgin national road race, which was won by Ralph De Palma in a Mercedes in the fast time of 4:06:18, an average of 73.5 miles per hour. ...