Willie Haupt

Drove the first supercharged racing car the Chadwick "Big Six" in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the American Grand Prize

Nationality: United States
Born: July 10, 1885 East Cameron, Pennsylvania
Died: April 16, 1966 Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 80 Years

Started racing in 1906 and in 1908 raced (and indeed won in) the very first supercharged racing car. Won many hillclimbs and later became a works driver for Benz and Duesenberg. Haupt also worked as an aircraft engineer.

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