Cordy Milne
American speedway rider
Cordy Milne
Cordy Milne was an American international motorcycle speedway rider who finished third in the 1937 Speedway World Championship final, behind his brother Jack and second placed Wilbur Lamoreaux. All three riders came from Pasadena, California.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 63
    Died on October 15, 1978.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 32
    After World War II, he returned to win the U.S. title again in 1947 and 1948.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 25
    Cordy won the 1940 Australian Championship at the famous Sydney Showground Speedway after having finished second in 1938 in the 5 Lap Championship at the Camden Motordome in Adelaide..
    More Details Hide Details He also represented the USA in test matches against the Australians. After the war, the brothers helped revive Speedway racing in Southern California, and Milne won his last two American National titles. In 1998, Milne was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
  • 1939
    Age 24
    Milne reached the final of the Speedway World Championship three times, never finishing lower than sixth place and was in first place after the semi-finals in 1939 when World War II broke out and the final was never run.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to Pasadena with his brother and opened a bicycle shop with $4,000 from their racing earnings. The business grew to include a motorcycle dealership and later the Milnes expanded to a major car dealership in the Los Angeles area. Cordy also toured Australia alongside his brother Jack and fellow American Wilbur Lamoreaux on occasions during the mid-late 1930's and early 1940's.
  • 1936
    Age 21
    He took his girlfiend, Marie Van Schaack, to England with him where they married, in July, 1936.
    More Details Hide Details She enjoyed her newfound fame as Cordy’s wife and loved the glamorous lifestyle. She subsequently divorced Milne and began her life as Lili St. Cyr, a world-famous burlesque artist.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1934
    Age 19
    Milne won his first American titles in 1934 and 1935.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born on April 14, 1914.
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