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Bobby Unser

Bobby Unser. Copyright Gil Munz, 2010. Permission to use granted to Jerry Entin, who subsquently granted permission for use.

Bobby Unser. Copyright Gil Munz, 2010. Permission to use granted to Jerry Entin, who subsquently granted permission for use.

Bobby Unser, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 3rd July 2010. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2010. Used with permission.

Bobby Unser, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 3rd July 2010. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

20 Feb 1934
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

1 (1968)

Indy 500s:

19 (1963-1981)

One of the greatest all-round drivers post-war, Unser won in stock cars, supermodified, long-distance road races, hillclimbs, sprint cars and of course, the Indianapolis 500 three times. Also, on top of all this, he attempted land speed records. Still involved in US historic events. He retired from his business and now spends a lot of time in his holiday home in Mexico, enjoying the chance to pursue his lifelong love of fishing. Also does after-dinner speaking and TV and a lot of charity work. Still also acts a consultant, especially to Goodyear, with his knowledge of tyres. Also please see an interview with Bobby at https://www.oldracingcars.info/interviews/bobby_unser

Biography last updated 7 Aug 2015