Tag: RIP

RIP “Marietta Bob” Johnson – “Everyman’s Corvette Racer”

The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. “Marietta Bob” Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85. He earned the nickname “Marietta Bob” to differentiate him from his racing partner, “Columbus Bob” Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio. Marietta Bob didn’t start racing until he

  Comments | By - May 19, 2012

Legendary SCCA Corvette Racer Andy Porterfield Passes Away

A legend in the Corvette world for more than 50 years passed away last Tuesday in Newport Beach, Calif. Andy Porterfield first started racing Corvettes in 1957, and amazingly he was still racing them in 2012 at the age of 80! “Porterfield? Hell, he was racing Corvettes when I started,” racing icon George Follmer said

  Comments | By - April 25, 2012