January 1, 1981

Maurice (Mauri) Rose

January 1, 1981
Race Car Driver
3x Indy 500 Winner
Invented device to help amputees drive a car

Maurice “Mauri” Rose

Professional Race Car Driver

Mauri Rose was born in Columbus, Ohio, He was an engineer that became a race car driver and began his driving career at a Bridgeville, Pennsylvania board track in 1927 working his way to Indianapolis. He raced in fifteen Indianapolis 500s between 1933 and 1951, winning the race three times during the 1940’s (1941, 1947, 1948), retiring after the 1951 race. While racing was important to Rose, his greatest achievement is the invention of a device that made it possible for amputees to drive an automobile. Mauri Rose was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1994, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1996 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1972. He passed away on January 1, 1981 at 74 years of age.