Fresno in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Billy Vukovich Memorial
Billy Vukovich, who lived all his life in Fresno, won almost every major automobile racing championship in the United States. Among his racing accomplishments are the following:
1954 Indianapolis 500 winner
1953 Indianapolis 500 winner
1950 National Midget Race Champion
1947 Pacific Coast Midget Champion
1946 Pacific Coast Midget Champion
The citizens of Fresno are proud of Billy Vukovich. We are proud of his accomplishments, his courage, his sportsmanship and his will to win. It is particularly fitting tht we, the citizens of Fresno, erect and didicate this memorial in honor of him, who was a true champion.
Erected 1956 by Fresno City Commission and Vukovich Memorial Committee.
Location. 36° 43.967′ N, 119° 47′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on M Street 0.2 miles west of Ventura Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located just west of the Ernest Valdez Hall, it is next to the monument for Young Corbett, and near
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Young Corbett III (here, next to this marker); David of Sassoon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honoring the Ex-Braceros and Their Contributions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Saroyan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fresno (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fresno County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fresno.
Also see . . . Billy Vukovich, a Celebration. A Report On The Accident That Killed Bill Vukovich In The 1955 Indianapolis 500-Mile-Race (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 671 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.