Posted (08/20/2006) -
©Andrew S. Hartwell
Elliott Forbes-Robinson has been on the motorsports scene for a very long time. This ageless pilot of fast machines has enjoyed success in several forms of racing, with his most recent exploits and successes coming in the Howard-Boss Motorsports Crawford Daytona Prototype, and with Dyson Racing in the Riley & Scott MKIII racers that won time and again in the ALMS, Grand Am, and the former Professional Sports Car World Sports Car series.
His is a long and enduring record of performance and excellence, as this commentary that appears on the website for the Hall of Fame attests:
"Elliott Forbes-Robinson won races and championships in many types of cars and series. He won his first race in a Shelby Cobra and won championships in Bob Sharp Racing Nissans. He won races and titles in Super Vee, Trans-Am, Can-Am, IMSA GTU, the World Challenge Championship, the American LeMans Series and the 24 Hours of Daytona."
The story of his induction into the hall that appears on the Grand Am website includes this recap as well:
"In his storied sports car racing career, EFR won eight SCCA championships, the 1982 Trans-Am title, the 1999 Can-Am crown, and was the 1997 and 1999 overall winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. In 2003, EFR won the Rolex Vintage Car Championship."
Yes, EFR has 'been there and done that' and he always did it with a smile and a warm greeting for the fans. And with a little luck, he will continue to be there for many more years to come.
We salute his incredible career with this modest assortment of images taken over a short span of his career.
For more information on his induction, visit the hall website at Motorsports Hall Of Fame of America
To read an ash interview with EFR from 2000, click here