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2009 Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction

David Hobbs


Biography:

Born: June 9, 1939
Residence: Milwaukee, WI
Marital Status: Married to Margaret
Children: Greg and Guy

Occupation:

  • Majority Owner of David Hobbs Honda, Glendale, WI
  • Current Analyst, F1 Racing for NBC
  • Former Analyst, Color Commentator and Host for Speed Channel

Racing Career:

First race in 1959 driving mother’s Morris Oxford, turned professional in 1964. Raced extensively world wide for 30 years, last race driven was the Fast Masters Championship in 1993, placing 4th overall.

Television Career:


1976-1996

CBS: Commentated on all types of racing: F1, USAC and Nascar. Appeared on 17 straight Daytona 500 broadcasts, including the 1979 event that was the first flag to flag live coverage of a Winston Cup race. Probably the most important step in US TV coverage of auto racing and a huge boost for Nascar racing worldwide.

1987-1995

ESPN: Extensive coverage of US championships, Le Mans and F1, live and on site. In August of this year, David will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

1996-2012

Speedvision, now Speed Channel, USA exclusive live coverage of F1 World Championship. Also live coverage of Daytona 24HR, 24 Hours of Le Mans, ALMS, Grand American and other auto based shows.

2013-Present

NBC Racing Analyst and Color Commentator for F1 coverage

Honda dealership. One of the largest Honda dealers in Wisconsin with high customer satisfaction ratings and repeat customers. David was chairman of the State Dealer Council 1993-1998 and was on the National Dealer Council for 2 years.

Civic Duties:


On the board of Wisconsin Motorsport Charities. Has raised over $500,000 for Ranch Community Services. 10 year member of Citizens Advisory Board for WUWM public radio. Board member and past chairman of Automobile Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee (ADAMM) and Chairman for the 2008 Milwaukee Auto Show Charity Gala.

Additional Info on David Hobbs can be found at:

For more information call David at (414) 352-6100 or send email to davidhobbs@davidhobbs.com

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Winning the Formula 5000 at Sebring - 1969
David with SpeedTV Co-host Bob Varsha at Daytona Rolex 24
Sears Point Trans Am DeAtley Camaro 1983, Winning

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6100 N Green Bay Ave
Glendale, WI, 53209 United States
(414) 352-6100
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