David Hobbs Receives 2015 Spirit of Competition Award
David Hobbs was the recipient of the Spirit of Competition Award for 2015.
David’s career in motorsports began in the 1950’s behind the wheel of his mother’s Morris Oxford.
Over the next 30 years, David raced on tracks all over the world in Sports Cars, Formula 1, F5000, Indy Cars, Can Am, Trans-Am and NASCAR competition. He competed in the most famous events including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring, Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. David raced in many of the greatest sports cars ever built, including the Jaguar E-Type, Lotus Elite, Lola T70, Ferrari 250 LM, Ford GT40, Porsche 917K, Ferrari 512M, McLaren M8D, McLaren M20, Ferrari 365 Daytona, BMW 3.0 CSL, BMW 320 Turbo, BMW M1, Porsche 935, Porsche 956, Porsche 962 and Nissan GTP-ZX.
In 1976, while still actively racing, David embarked on a career in broadcasting, providing colorful commentary for such networks as CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports, Speed TV and NBC, where he is an analyst and color commentator for F1 coverage.
The Spirit of Competition Award Dinner included music by the Gin Canaries.