Madison County Historical Society


 Race Car Driver - Bob Carey


Stellar Racing Career Cut Short

In 1933, Easter fell on April 16.  It was also the day of the famous Easter Sweepstakes automobile race at Legion Ascot Speedway in Los Angeles.  For Anderson's Bob Carey, it was to be his third race of the season.

Five months earlier, Bob had been crowned the American Automobile Association National Champion of 1932.  This feat accomplished during his first season of competing for the title. 

Robert Elwood "Bob" Carey was born on September 24, 1904, in Anderson, Indiana, to Clifford and Nannie(Busch) Carey.  Bob had one brother, Fred, and two sister, Rhea and Martha.  The family home was at 1519 Nelle Street where Bob spent his childhood.  In 1922, he married Lennie Miller and they had one child, Bob.


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