641204 SyrPostStd Marshman obit

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641204 SyrPostStd Marshman obit - Marsh man Car Crash Burns Fatal To Marshman SAN...
Marsh man Car Crash Burns Fatal To Marshman SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) -Bobby Marshman, who was born into auto racing and became known as a hard«luck driver, died Thursday at Brooke Army Medical Center of critical burns suffered in a flaming racing car accident Nov. 27, The 28-year-old Marshman, a of Pottstown, Pa., was burned over 90 per cent of his while testing tires for a tire company at Phoenix, Ariz. Many drivers do this between races. He was flown to the medical center here for treatment. His wife, the former Janet Fairlie of Pa., whom he married in 1958, was with him at the of death. Hs parents, Mr. Mrs. George Marshman of Pa., also had come here they learned of the acci- CBA At the time of the crash, Marshman had just completed a at better than 115 miles per when his car crashed into a retaining wall. His Lotus Ford, he had driven in the Indianapolis 500 race this year, melted in the intense heat and of the concrete wall was Marshman was sprayed with gasoline which ignited anci he ·was trapped in the cockpit for about one minute. He climbed out unaided, however, turned, to mechanic, Jack Beck'ey of Los Angeles and said: "Jack, get me to a hospital, quick. I'm all over." Firefighters covered him with foam but not before he was severely burned. Marshman was known as a hard-luck driver because the big always seemed to evade him due to a series of mechanical difficulties and other problems. During last May's Indianapolis 500, he qualified with record speeds and started the race in first row. He led in the early but was forced to retire with mechanical troubles. Since he began racing at Indianapolis in 1961, his best finish was fifth in 1962. Marshman's father, a former driver, is the owner of the Hatfield, Pa., Speedway. Bobby was too young to remember when he first went to the track, he once said he believed he 4 months old. At the time of his death Marshman held the unofficial speed record for the Indianapolis track. During the time trials last May, he was the first man over 160 m.p.h. average for one lap. Parochial reliable .. , . past achieved his first tial powers victory n 1960 when he fcrence the 300-mile midget championship at Trenton, N.J. Men's

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  1. The Post-Standard,
  2. 04 Dec 1964, Fri,
  3. Page 21

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