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Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#1 Post by John Hearn » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:44 pm

Paris Monday 2nd December.
Trustee Bob Garretson was inducted into the FIA World Endurance Champions Hall of Fame.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QaAt956Cdo
Bob appears at 22.29, group shot 1-46.08 and Jean Todt asking where he is at 1-55.15!!!
Well done Bob, justly rewarded after too many years of Keeping the Faith.
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Re: Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#2 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:52 pm

Thanks, John, for posting that.

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Re: Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#3 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:32 pm

I don’t know any of Bob’s history. Is there a short answer as to what he did?

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Re: Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#4 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:50 pm

Google him.

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Re: Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#5 Post by Harlan Halsey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:40 am

Bob Garretson is a Silicon Valley mid peninsula guy. One of the things he did was to take an old "59 coupe, buy all the Carrera aluminum panels for it, take it to the Porsche parade some time in the 1960s and win the autocross. Way back when, Bob, Jim Perrin, Bruce Anderson, and Chuck Forge were pillars of the PCA in Silicon Valley. Later on, he got involved in international racing through Garretson Enterprises. There's a lot to Bob beyond the FAI stuff.

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Re: Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#6 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:15 pm

Vic Skirmants wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Google him.
Now Vic, we are hear to foster discussion and who doesn't want to discuss Bob?
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Re: Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#7 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:47 pm

But it was a good suggestion. What I didn’t find was what he has been doing lately. Does he now have a 356 shop, or have I imagined that?

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Re: Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#8 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:55 pm

Martin Benade wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:47 pm
But it was a good suggestion. What I didn’t find was what he has been doing lately. Does he now have a 356 shop, or have I imagined that?
I don't think so, when I was talking to him at Ski Roundtop he had recently moved from Cali to VA to be closer to family.
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Re: Bob Garretson Hall of Famer

#9 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:07 pm

He was searching for parts for a personal 356?

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