Robert O'Brien

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11 Apr 1908
Lyndhurst, New Jersey


10 Feb 1987
Hackensack, New Jersey


United States

Grands Prix:

1 (1952)

One of the most obscure racers, for whom many theories about him were suggested which included spy and CIA links - all since rubbished - O'Brien was a sportscar racer who made a few racing appearances in Europe via Belgian contacts. O'Brien was later involved in the garage/motor industry in both his home state and New York. O'Brien was definitely a regular racer in SCCA racing who achieved some results of note before making a surprise and brief move to Europe to race at the Belgian Grand Prix and then at the Grenzlandring before moving back to the US where after a while his career faded away.

Biography last updated 25 Jan 2016