DAVID HOBBS – ADELAIDE PARENTS AND A DAIMLER/JAGUAR MAN TOO!

Many motoring fans around the world are familiar with English-born US motor racing broadcaster David Hobbs.

He raced Le Mans countless times, Daytona, F1, works Porsches etc., etc – but he is a former Daimler/Jaguar Student Apprentice from Coventry!

His mother and father were born in Adelaide, South Australia his father being the inventor of many things including a very early automatic gearbox.  That took them to the UK – and the rest of this extraordinary tale is revealed in our coming edition.

David began by racing his parents Morris Oxford then an XK140 fitted with a Hobbs transmission – which he rolled.

It is a fascinating story.

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