Family & Friends

Early Years:  Switzerland & France

22 Rue du Grenier

La Cheaux de Fonds, Switzerland

Birthplace of Louis Chevrolet

(Pinky Randall Collection)

22 Rue du Grenier

La Cheaux de Fonds, Switzerland

Birthplace of Louis Chevrolet

(Pinky Randall Collection)

Village of Beurnevesin

1KM North of Bonfol, Switzerland

Chevrolet's lived here in the 1880's

(Photo:  Martin Sinzig)

Rue Jean Francois Maufuax

Beaune, France

Chevrolet's lived here in the 1890's

Original Building is now gone

(Photo:  Martin Sinzig)

Rue Jean Francois Maufaux

Beaune, France

Chevrolet's lived here in the 1890's

Historical Marker 

(Photo:  Martin Sinzig)

Faubourg Bretonniere - Beaune, France

Location of Roblin's Bicycle Shop

Louie worked here in the mid 1890's

(Photo:  Martin Sinzig)

Community Schools for Boys

Beaune, France

Chevrolet Boys were educated here

(Postcard Image)

Notre Dame Catholic Church

Beaune, France

Chevrolet Family worshipped here

(Postcard Image)

Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, France

15th Century Hospital

Joseph Chevrolet died here in 1902

(Beaune-Tourism.com)

Circa 1896 - Chevrolet Family Portrait

Louis, Berthe, Fanny, Alfred, Joseph,

Marie-Anne, Marthe, Gaston, & Arthur

(Desnoyers Family Collection)

Circa 1896-97

Louis Chevrolet

Riding on Gladiator brand bicycle

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Circa 1898 - Chevrolet Family Portrait

Arthur, Louis, Fanny, Berthe, Alfred,

Joseph, Gaston, Marie-Anne, & Marthe

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

      1905 Wedding - New York City
Suzanne Treyvoux & Louis Chevrolet

July 1905 - New York City

Fine Portrait

Louis Chevrolet on his wedding day

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

July 1905 - New York City

Fine Portrait

Louis Chevrolet & Suzanne Treyvoux

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

July 1905 - New York City

Fine Portrait

Suzanne Treyvoux on her wedding day

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Photos from the 1900's

Mid 1900's - New York City

Fine Portrait

Arthur Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Mid 1900's - New York City

Suzanne with Fanny Chevrolet-Franck,

Louie sitting next to Louis Franck

(Desnoyers Family Collection)

Late 1900's - New York City

Fine Portrait

Louis, Charles, and Suzanne Chevrolet

(Desnoyers Family Collection)

Photos from the 1910's

1910 - Unknown Location

Barney Oldfeld, Lewis Strang, & Louie

(Salt Lake City Herald Republican)

Circa 1910 - Unknown Location

Unidentified Gent & Louis Chevrolet

(Kettering University)

October 1914 - Los Angeles, California

Cliff Durant shakes hands with Louis

(Revs Institute / Stanford University)

Summer 1914 - Detroit, Michigan

Alfred Chevrolet in Pedal Car

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

Summer 1914 - Detroit, Michigan

Charles, Louis, Alfred,

unknown woman, & Suzanne 

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

October 1915 - Brooklyn, New York

Margaret Guerin marries

Gaston Chevrolet 

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Circa 1917/1918 - Location Unknown

Louis Chevrolet with

famed aviatrix Ruth Law

(AmericanCarFans.com)

January 1918 - Hollywood, California

Actor Lew Cody meets with

Suzanne & Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

January 1918 - Hollywood, California

Universal Studios Back Lot

Louis sitting on model submarine

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1918 - Plainfield, New Jersey

Casual photo of Gaston Chevrolet

enjoying the sunshine with a small dog

(Brannigan Family Collection)

1918 - Plainfield, New Jersey

Gaston Chevrolet modeling a hat for

sister-in-law Suzanne

(Brannigan Family Collection)

1918 - Location Unknown

"Smiling" Ralph Mulford at the track

with his good friend Louis Chevrolet

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

Circa 1918 - Plainfield, New Jersey

Gaston Chevrolet enjoying a sunny day

with a small dog

(Brannigan Family Collection)

Circa 1918 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Rare photo of Arthur standing with his

wife Anna Chevrolet

(Brannigan Family Collection)

1918 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Anna Chevrolet standing with Gaston,

and her son Art Jr.

(Brannigan Family Collection)

1919 - Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Close-up of traditional drivers line-up

Gaston & Arthur Chevrolet

(Dick Wallen Collection)

1919 - Location Unknown

Fine Portrait

Gaston Chevrolet

(ebay Auction)

1919 - Plainfield, New Jersey

Suzanne, Celestine, Margaret,

Charles, Alfred, and Louis

(Donna Burleaud Collection)

Photos from the 1920's

April 1920 - Moro Castle, Cuba

I. Vail, T. Milton, R. DePalma, B. Oldfield,

L. Chevrolet, J. Boyer, E. Hearne

(Kettering University Archives)

August 1920 - Elgin, Illinois

Suzanne Chevrolet and friends

enjoying a day at the races

(Chicago History Museum)

Fall 1920 - Location Unknown

Possibly Phoenix or Los Angeles

Gaston Chevrolet in formal suit

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

November 1920 - Los Angeles, CA

Margaret Chevrolet cheering her

husband Gaston at the LA Speedway

(Wire Report Photo - New York Times)

November 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

WW1 Supreme Allied Commander 

Marshall Ferdinand Foch with Louie

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

November 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

WW1 Supreme Allied Commander 

Marshall Ferdinand Foch with Louie

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

November 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Marshall Ferdinand Foch with Louie,

note Arthur standing in background

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

November 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Special 50-Mile Automobile Race 

Ferdinand Foch with Louie in Pagoda

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

November 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Special 50-Mile Automobile Race

C.W. Van Ranst in #2 Frontenac

(Indianapolis News)

Fall 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louie with C.W. Van Ranst

Fulton Street Race Shop

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Early 1920's - Indianapolis, Indiana

William Small Company - Fulton Street

location of Frontenac Race Shop

(Indiana State Museum)

Today - Indianapolis, Indiana

William Small Company - Fulton Street

location of Frontenac Race Shop

(Martin Sinzig Photo)

January 1922 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Douglas Wheeler & Louis Chevrolet,

check payment for first Frontenac car

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

April 1922 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Gun Club

Louis, his son Charles, and Arthur

(Indianapolis Star)

May 1922 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Preparing for the Indy 500

Arthur & "Smiling" Ralph Mulford

(Indianapolis News)

November 1922 - Indianapolis, Indiana

#6 Frontenac at Private Test Session

Louis Chevrolet with his son Charles

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Easter 1923 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Civil War Cannon

Alfred & Louis Chevrolet

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

July 1923 - Kansas City, Missouri

Louis Chevrolet, Harry Miller,

Fred & Augie Duesenberg

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1923 - Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Suzanne & Louis Chevrolet

enjoying the view

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

Sept. 1923 - Altoona, Pennsylvania

High Banked Altoona Speedway

Louis Chevrolet

(ebay Auction)

Mid 1920's - Location Unknown

Day at the Races

Arthur Chevrolet with Sig Haugdahl

(Fast Ford Handbook)

Mid 1920's - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis Chevrolet knocking down clays

with 12 gauge vent rib trap gun

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

June 1926 - French Lick, Indiana

SAE Convention

Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

Mid 1920's - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis Chevrolet and a group of kids

enjoying a game of golf

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

June 1926 - French Lick, Indiana

SAE Convention

Suzanne & Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Star)

June 1926 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Trap Shooting Tournament

Louis Chevrolet & Posse

(Indianapolis News)

1929 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Fine Portrait

Arthur Chevrolet

(Kem Robertson Collection)

Photos from the 1930's

Easter 1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

Louis having fun

with his grand-daughter

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

Circa 1930's 

Louis Chevrolet

Formal Portrait

(Associated Press)

May 1934 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis hanging out on pit road

at the Indy 500

(Firestone Promotional Film)

May 1934 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis & Arthur share a moment with

noted racing mechanic Art Sparks

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Oct 1936 - Long Island, New York

Vanderbilt Cup - Roosevelt Speedway

Louis, Abe Jenkins, & Maurice Henry

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Circa 1930's - Detroit, Michigan

Alfred Chevrolet with his parents, and

his grandmother Celestine Treyvoux

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

May 1937 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Louis Chevrolet visits with former Buick team member Loren Hodge

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

September 1937 - Detroit, Michigan

Gold Cup Power Boat Races

Louis Chevrolet & Ralph DePalma

(Wayne State University)

Photos from the 1940's

Circa 1940 - Detroit, Michigan

Retirement Years

Louis Chevrolet relaxing at home

(Associated Press)

Easter 1940 - Lake Worth, Florida

Retirement Years

Suzanne & Louis Chevrolet

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

August 1940 - Flint, Michigan

Louis Chevrolet at the Mardi Gras Fest,

with Buick President Harlow Curtice

(Kettering University Archives)

August 1940 - Flint, Michigan

Louis Chevrolet having a chat with 

Marvin Coyle, and Harlow Curtice

(Flint Daily Journal)

Summer 1940 - Detroit  Michigan

Suzanne Chevrolet is all smiles

aboard the S.S. North America

(Donna Burleaud Collection)

Summer 1943 - New Orleans, LA

Higgins-Tucker Engine Company

Arthur Chevrolet

(The Eureka / Higgins Co. Newsletter)