Follmer, George

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Name
Follmer, George Gender: M
George Richard Follmer
born on 27 January 1934 at 05:50 (= 05:50 AM )
Place Phoenix, Arizona, 33n27, 112w04
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°55' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°41 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°20'



George Follmer
photo: Raimund Kommer. Original uploader was Panyd at en.wikipedia, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

American race car driver, and one of the most successful road racers of the 1970s. His family moved to California when he was a baby. Follmer began his career running a Volkswagen Beetle in Gymkhana competition in parking lots in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. Follmer raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1967-1971 and 1974 seasons, with 25 career starts, including the 1969-1971 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his one victory in 1969 at Phoenix International Raceway. His best finish at the Indianapolis 500 was in 1971. He started 29th and finished in the 15th position driving the Grant King Racer's turbo Offy. He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1999 in the sports car category.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate: http://genealogy.az.gov/azbirth/1021/10210584.pdf; http://genealogy.az.gov/azbirth/1021/10210583.pdf

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Race Cars
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, 1999)