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Ronnie Bucknum

Ronnie Bucknum, Monaco GP, May 1965. Copyright Richard Bucknum and the Bucknum Family History/Collection, 2010. Used with permission.

Ronnie Bucknum, Monaco GP, May 1965. Copyright Richard Bucknum and the Bucknum Family History/Collection, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

05 Apr 1936
Alhambra, California

Died:

23 Apr 1992
San Luis Obispo, California

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

11 (1964-1966)

Indy 500s:

3 (1966-1971)

Died after a long fight with a diabetes-related illness. Son Jeff became a racer. Honda's test and development driver, he also raced at Le Mans and the Indy 500. Raced on until the 1980's in sportscars. Bucknum was actually a surveyor when he first took up the sport in 1957 but his early progess in sportscars was so good, he soon gave that profession up to race full-time. Aside from Bucknum's work with Honda, which was integral to the team progressing, his most notable achievement is arguably his performances in Trans-Am, taking three wins in 1968 and 1969.

Biography last updated 27 Sep 2015