I had the privilege of getting to meet Bob on a couple of occasions and the way you saw him on TV was the way he was in life. He was friendly and seemed to always have a minute for a fellow Hoosier race fan.
We're in the time frame where all of our Hero's and our Dad's or Grandfather's hero's are going away, it seems like everyday. But sometimes we forget that we had other..well, yeah, they were hero's too. Maybe not in the same sense that an AJ or JR, or Rick Mears are, but a hero nonetheless. The overwhelming majority of us who grew up or simply got older in the 80's and 90's watching racing, did so on ESPN and ABC. Benny Parsons, Larry Nuber, Buddy Baker, Ned Jarret, Dave Despain, through all of the different series from NASCAR, Off-Road, Sports Car, all the way down to the local guys trying to make a name for themselves on Thunder. The one constant was Bob Jenkins was usually involved.
Post by BerryLynn Wilson on Aug 25, 2021 23:58:36 GMT
Thank you August. Such another great sportscaster. He was so controversial and yet really lilked. So glad that he was inducted into the Indy Hall of Fame. It scares me to think he was also my age. RIP Robin!
Vince Granatelli passed away on Jan 22nd, from Pneumonia and COVID complications, he was 78.
He was the son of the great Andy Granatelli and owned the appropriately named Vince Granatelli Racing. The team debuted in the 1987 CART season and ran until 1991 ironically the teams only real successes came in their first and final season of racing, in 1987 Roberto Guerrero won the teams first 2 victories and in 1991 Arie Luyendyk won the teams next and final 2 victories.