I am so sorry to hear about Bob. I just read about it in Speed Sport News. I am so sorry I didn&t know about it until now. I would have been there as I was a big fan and friend of Bob&s. I got a Christmas card form him this year and was hoping to see him.
Please except my condolences and If it had been in the Indy Star I would have known before now.
I will miss him as I know you will.
Happy Trails, Bob!
Your dad was a big part of our lives from 1971 to 1978. He helped us make my father in law (Harry Ammerman) and my husband (Larry Ammerman) racing dreams come true. We where able to run with the USAC group.
We owned the midge # 49 That Jerry Howe, and later Ron Eden drove.
We also sold racing fuel to make end meet.
We are just one of the many racing team he helped.
That was a fun time and the memories are great.
Thanks Bob your memory will live on in our hearts and minds.
Larry & Wanda Ammerman
My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and Jeff and all of the extended family as you mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Bob.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your father was a wonderful man. I loved talking with him and hearing his many stories. He was so kind and caring. You could see it in his eyes and hear it in his voice as he spoke to you. He will be greatly missed. I wish I could be there to say goodbye. I send a special hug to Jeff Higman. Stay strong friend and god bless.
Through all of my 27 years of racing, there was one guy who made me go faster. Bob did that by being the best mechanic in the world, by being super careful and safe, and by always giving me the top notch equipment.
But he was even more than that. He was a true friend, a great teacher, and always took time for me when I needed it. I remember a race in Anderson, Sun Valley in our day. It was a big one, three races, each 33 laps. He busted his rear to get the car ready, had no sleep at all the night before, made it and I knew I just had to do well. I won the first race, threw a timing belt in the second, called Bob about 9 PM. He took off his PJ&s, drove to Anderson, timed the car, got the belt on and we won the third race.
He was one of the most fun people to travel with I have ever known.
Good Luck Bob, may God speed, and I&ll be seeing you upstairs in the not too distant future.