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Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988


Hugh Dibley

1937


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008


Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001


Chad Little

1963


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992


Ryan Sharp

1979



Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925


Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978


Bob Akin

1936 - 2002


Rob Walker

1917 - 2002


Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008



Bob Drake
Bob Drake
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UNITED STATES

Born
14 / 12 / 1919
Died
18 / 4 / 1990
Bob Drake was a privateer driver from Los Angeles who raced in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Born in San Francisco, California, Bob Drake was a privateer driver from Los Angeles who raced in the 1950s and early 1960s. After briefly running restaurat in Los Angeles he opened a garage specialising in restoration and preparing cars for the film industry. He also undertook stunt driving.

His racing was mainly in the SCCA Championships, driving many of Joe Lubin's cars including his Aston Martin DB3S/8 and 1500cc Cooper sports car as well as his Type 61 Birdcage Maserati. However he was best known for his driving of Max Balchowsky's Ol' Yaller cars, finishing 2nd in the 1960 Riverside Grand Prix driving Ol' Yaller Mk.II.

In 1956 he drove Frank Arciero's Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta Lusso.

In 1960 he also drove a Tec-Mec Maserati 250F in the United States Grand Prix, the last appearance of a 250F in a F1 World Championship race.

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