Gaston Chevrolet

          1914 - 1917

The autograph of Gaston Chevrolet has eluded collectors for decades. Not only is it amongst the rarest of Indy 500 memorabilia, it may be the rarest of all American signatures.  To date only 3 verified examples have been found, and they can be seen below.  By comparison, there are 51 known autographs of Button Gwinnett (signer of the Declaration of Independence).    

1920 newspaper photo of Gaston signing a waiver & release document just before his last race.  Current whereabouts of this document are "unknown".

12/21/14 - Brooklyn, New York

Gaston Chevrolet applies for citizenship,

completes Declaration of Intent

(Kings County Courthouse - Brkln, NY)

10/25/14 - Brooklyn, New York

Marriage License for Gaston Chevrolet

and Margaret Guerin

(New York City Municipal Archives)

6/05/17 - Plainfield, New Jersey

Gaston Chevrolet

registers for the WW1 Draft

(National Archives)

Circa 1918

Gaston & Margaret Chevrolet

photographed at a family outing

(Brannigan Family Collection)

Circa 1918

Gaston & Margaret Chevrolet

photographed at a family outing

(Brannigan Family Collection)

4/22/29 - Brooklyn, NY

American Trust Company bank check

signed by Margaret Chevrolet

(Brannigan Family Collection)