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RIP Bobby Unser

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Bobby Unser (1934-2021)
We lost one of the greats of life and racing yesterday. A true winner...intelligent, talented, diligent...no detail too mundane for his attention if it made him faster.
And had a great story for most any occasion. Loved his fans!
And in a world of candy-coaters, he told it like saw it, period. We will miss him!
 

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Saw him win the ‘68 Indy 500. RIP.
 

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Helluva' guy.
 
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Sad about the loss, but one little fun fact for the forum. Bobby torched alot of rubber in his great life. I can say with almost certainty that the last strips of rubber Bobby laid down on this earth were from behind the wheel of a Hellcat!
 

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Saw him win the ‘68 Indy 500. RIP.
So did I....boy wanna feel old..look @ indy cars from back then..and what they are now...to me..it doesn't seem that long ago...
 

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So did I....boy wanna feel old..look @ indy cars from back then..and what they are now...to me..it doesn't seem that long ago...
No kidding. I didn’t turn 16 get my license until August that year. My dad and my buddy’s dad took us. In ‘69 and ‘70 we went alone. Haven’t been back since.
 

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No kidding. I didn’t turn 16 get my license until August that year. My dad and my buddy’s dad took us. In ‘69 and ‘70 we went alone. Haven’t been back since.
My last open wheel race ....Formula one race @ Watkins Glenn in 73...It was to be Jackie Stewarts last race...his teammate was killed in a warm up lap...Cervet or something like that...Stewarts team pulled out of the race...but I did get to meet Graham Hill
 

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He came to Windsor in the early 80 s
Why ?
I have no idea
But he came to the restaurant I worked at and I got his autograph
Its still in my garage some dam place

Can t believe he was 87

SHIT
 

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Sad about the loss, but one little fun fact for the forum. Bobby torched alot of rubber in his great life. I can say with almost certainty that the last strips of rubber Bobby laid down on this earth were from behind the wheel of a Hellcat!
Was it in your car by any chance? I got to talk to Bobby once, he really was just a super cool and very nice guy.
 

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My last open wheel race ....Formula one race @ Watkins Glenn in 73...It was to be Jackie Stewarts last race...his teammate was killed in a warm up lap...Cervet or something like that...Stewarts team pulled out of the race...but I did get to meet Graham Hill
Meh, I shook Tiny Tim’s hand. :LOL:
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Was it in your car by any chance? I got to talk to Bobby once, he really was just a super cool and very nice guy.
Well kinda.
Bobby had driven a couple of my cars before and thought they were "nice"...
The first HC in the family's was my wife's Charger HC. He saw it a few times and then one day he asked to drive it.
We're at Route 66 and Unser Blvd...1st in line at the light. Light goes green and he mashes the throttle. Not sure when we stopped spinning, but he backed off just north of 100 or so. After finishing the drive, he just looked over and said...I think mamas car is faster than yours...he was right! Not long after, I got mine. He loved the Hellcats.
 

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Well kinda.
Bobby had driven a couple of my cars before and thought they were "nice"...
The first HC in the family's was my wife's Charger HC. He saw it a few times and then one day he asked to drive it.
We're at Route 66 and Unser Blvd...1st in line at the light. Light goes green and he mashes the throttle. Not sure when we stopped spinning, but he backed off just north of 100 or so. After finishing the drive, he just looked over and said...I think mamas car is faster than yours...he was right! Not long after, I got mine. He loved the Hellcats.

Awesome story :)

Good to hear he did not slow down in his older age!
 

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