Peter Revson

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Peter Revson, born February 27, 1939 in New York City, United States - died March 22, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa was a race car driver.

Born Peter Jeffrey Revson, he was an heir to the Revlon cosmetics fortune who dated some of the most beautiful women in the world. While in university, he began racing cars and in 1971 drove for McLaren and won the Can-Am Championship. That same season he finished second in the Indianapolis 500. The following year, Revson was named to the McLaren Formula One team.

During a practice run for the 1974 South Africa Grand Prix in Johannesburg, Peter Revson was killed as a result of suspension failure on his Shadow Ford DN3.

He is interred in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.