Wittman and Chief Oshkosh Detroit 1937
Sept. 19, 1937, Detroit, Michigan: Steve Wittman poses with his 'Chief Oshkosh' after setting a new world's 100 Km. speed record of 238.225 Mph.

Remembering Steve Wittman...

Sylvester J. "Steve" Wittman (1904-1995) was one of the all-time greatest air racing pilots and raceplane designers. He also played an important role in the emergence of homebuilt aircraft in the United States.
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November 12, 1999: We are adding newsletters about Steve Wittman.
View V-Gram Newsletter May 1995 issue about Steve's accident. (1.48Mb)
View V-Gram Newsletter May 1989 issue about Steve Wittman's last air race.
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The V-Gram Newsletters are provided courtesy of the Formula V Air Racing Association, Inc. who are the sponsors of this web site.

January 30, 1998: Steve Wittman has just been elected to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. This significant recognition of Steve's accomplishments is long overdue. Steve now takes his rightful place beside other motorsports heroes such as A. J. Foyt, Richard Petty, Don Garlits, Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, and notable air racers Jimmy Doolittle and Roscoe Turner.

For more information, visit the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America web site.

Wittman's Air Racing History [with many photos]...
Aircraft Designs...
Personal Reminiscences...

Related topics...[explore these links]
Experimental Aircraft Association

Formula V Air Racing Association

This web page was created by James A. Vliet. It has been accessed Hits Counter times since February 19, 1997. Please email your comments to jvliet@worldnet.att.net

All photos are from original prints in the author's collection.