Jules Goux

JULES GOUX, a Frenchman, was the first foreign driver to win the Indianapolis 500. In a “factory” Peugeot, he beat the second-place finisher to the checkered flag in 1913 by a margin of 13 minutes and eight seconds, a record that undoubtedly will stand forever. Shortly before leaving for Indianapolis, he had set speed records for up to 100 miles at the Brooklands track in England. Six weeks after the win, he finished second behind teammate Georges Boillot in the French Grand Prix, and the following year placed fourth in that event behind a stunning one-two-three finish by the Mercedes team. He drove in the Indianapolis 500 five times from 1913 through 1922, finishing fourth in 1914 and third in 1919. In 1921, he drove a Ballot to third in the French Grand Prix and then won the Italian Grand Prix later in the year. Shortly before his retirement in 1926, he drove a Bugatti to victory in the French Grand Prix and later was runner-up in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Year Inducted: 1989