Zeke Meyer

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Zeke Meyer
Zeke Meyer Studebaker Business Card
Zeke Meyer
Zeke Meyer 6th place in 1932

Herbert Ernest "Zeke" Meyer (11 March 1892 Providence, Rhode Island – 27 April 1962 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American racecar driver. He was not related to fellow driver Louis Meyer.

From Zeke Meyer's business card.[edit]

Oldest Driver in major races.
Raced in at least 11 Indianapolis 500 mile races.
1928 - One of STUDEBAKER team that drove stock STUDEBAKERS 30,000 miles in 26,326 minutes at Atlantic City Speedway.
1932 - Drove a semi-stock STUDEBAKER into sixth place with average of 98.4 miles per hour.
1933 - Drive a semi-stock STUDEBAKER into ninth place with average of 98.8 miles per hour.
1936 - Drove a STUDEBAKER powered front drive into ninth place with average of 101.3 miles per hour. Averaged over 14 miles per gallon at that killing pace. Used only 2 quarts of oil. His own son, Charles, acted as his riding mechanic, forming first father and son team ever to compete in the big race.
Started three times in STUDEBAKERS and finished in the money all three times.
Member of the most exclusive club in the world - 100 Mile Per Hour Club. Twenty- one members. To become a member, one must drive 500 miles without relief and average better than 100 miles per hour.
Only man ever to start an automobile 10,00 feet above ground.

Indianapolis 500 results[1][edit]

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1930 21 34 95.357 26 16 115 0 Rod
1932 37 38 110.745 24 6 200 0 Running
1933 9 16 111.099 25 9 200 0 Running
1936 53 32 111.476 30 9 200 0 Running
Totals 715 0
Starts 4
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 3
Retired 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driver Stats". IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16.