Charlie Brockman
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Charlie Brockman

Charles Thurston Brockman (December 8, 1927 – January 18, 2005) was an American broadcaster and was a president of the United States Auto Club from 1969 to 1972.[1]

Biography

Brockman worked as a sportscaster on WXLW, WIRE and worked as sports director at WLWI (now WTHR) in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1964-1970, he anchored the MCA closed-circuit television broadcasts of the Indianapolis 500. He worked on ABC's Wide World of Sports, and anchored the broadcast of the 1965 Indianapolis 500. He also was one of the 3 appeals panelists for Bobby Unser's appeal of his 1-lap penalty following the 1981 Indianapolis 500. Brockman was the only panelist to uphold USAC's penalty, although he also dissented with the panel's decision to not penalize runner-up Mario Andretti for a similar infraction.

Preceded by
None
Television voice of the
Indianapolis 500

1965
Succeeded by
Chris Schenkel

References

  1. ^ The Talk of Gasoline Alley. May 2, 2014. WFNI.



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