Both veteran racer/motorsports TV broadcaster/raconteur David Hobbs and author/racer/notorious ride mooch (and World’s Fastest Novelist) Burt “BS” Levy will be signing copies of their books and entertaining the crowd in the fabulous Road America Paddock Shop from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 5-7, during IMSA’s Fastline MotorSports weekend at Road America.
Hobbs needs no introduction as a multiple racing champion and top-class driver who excelled in IMSA, IndyCars, Formula 5000, endurance racing, as well as NASCAR and the Trans-Am and Can-Am series, then went on to a successful second career as a television commentator. He’s well remembered for his pithy, insightful, always entertaining and occasionally irreverent commentary as this country’s “Voice of Formula 1” on the live Grand Prix telecasts. His autobiography, Hobbo, is an epic and entertaining read with choice photos—like sitting on a bar stool next to him, listening to him tell tales and spin yarns with his almost trademark insight, candor and great humor.
Hobbs’ friend Levy is well-known as the author of the now-seven-volume The Last Open Road series of 1950s-1960s motorsports novels. With an extensive motoring background as an amateur, vintage and semi-pro racer, driving instructor, mechanic, shop owner, and upscale used-car salesman, Levy also filled in as a stunt driver when The Blues Brothers movie was filming in Chicago. His hilarious and historically accurate The Last Open Road novels have become cult classics on the motorsports and collector-car scenes, with fans and friends displaying his The Last Open Road decals on a wide variety of racecars, sports cars, collector cars, haulers, tool boxes and beer coolers.
BONUS: Levy will have current-issue copies of RACER and Vintage Motorsport magazine available—FREE!—along with special subscription offers at his signing table in the Road America Paddock Shop during the IMSA weekend.