Hobbo: The Autobiography of David Hobbs

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Hobbo: The Autobiography of David Hobbs
Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781910505311
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Englishman David Hobbs--'Hobbo' to his friends and fans--is one of motor racing's most remarkable all-rounders. In a 31-year driving career he raced in almost every imaginable category: endurance sports racers, touring cars, Formula 1, Formula 5000, Indycars, IMSA, Trans-Am, Can-Am and even NASCAR--he has done the lot. And on top of that he has been a television commentator in America for nearly 40 years, bringing wit and wisdom to the screen, latterly as part of NBC's Formula 1 team. Now, at last, this very popular racer has put down all his experiences in this highly readable memoir that will be welcomed by racing enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic.

The author

David Hobbs is a superb all-round race driver who had a very long career in racing, from 1959 to 1990. He competed in almost every form of racing worldwide, from Formula 1 to the Indy 500, from World Championship sports car racing to Can-Am, from NASCAR to Trans-Am. An Englishman, he achieved much of his success in the United States and settled there with his family, with homes nowadays in Vero Beach, Florida and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; he has a car dealership, David Hobbs Honda, in Glendale, Wisconsin. For the past 40 years he has also been a well-known TV commentator, latterly for NBC covering Formula 1.

Andrew Marriott has spent his career in motorsport journalism, broadcasting and sports marketing. He covered his first Formula 1 race for the British newspaper Motoring News at the age of 19 and over 50 years later he still reports from the Le Mans pitlane for US TV channel Fox Sports. He has often crossed paths with David Hobbs, reporting some of his early Lotus Elite races, documenting his Grand Prix and sports car exploits, and working on the same US broadcast team.

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Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781910505311
Illustrations: 325 color & b-w photos
Size: 11.26 in x 9.488 in / 286 mm x 241 mm

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