|Andersen in 1910. Note the name misspelling on the photo!|
Andersen seemed to have a propensity in his racing career for the then-popular Elgin Road Race course, winning there twice and coming in 2nd on three other occasions--and all in only 7 starts! His only other documented win was at the short-lived Astor Cup.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Gil escaped death on the track. He worked as an engineer at both Indiana-based Stutz and the ReVere Motor Company, having a key part in the latter's auto line. He became a naturalized American citizen and died in Logansport, IN, in 1935.
(For more on Gil Andersen, visit his page at Champ Car Stats. For more on the Elgin Road Race, check out this fine historical document: [PDF]).