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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

Died:

02 May 2021
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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. Until the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, he was still involved in US historic events. He retired from his business and spent a lot of time in his holiday home in Mexico and always enjoyed the chance to pursue his lifelong love of fishing. He also did after-dinner speaking and TV and a lot of charity work as well as acting as 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 3 May 2021