Racing legend Bobby Rahal to meet the Public on December 1st

Racing legend Bobby Rahal to meet the Public on December 1st

29.11.2011: Bobby Rahal, one the most recognizable and influential figures in motor sports, will be greeting the citizens of Highlands

Bobby Rahal, one the most recognizable and influential figures in motor sports, will be greeting the citizens of Highlands County at a free autograph session and "meet & greet" event this coming Thursday, December 1st at the Alan Jay GM Superstore at 441 U.S. Highway 27 in Sebring. The 2hr. open-to-the-public event will begin at 5:30pm.


As a race car driver, Bobby Rahal won two dozen professional Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART)-series races, three CART championships, 2-time Driver of the Year honors, and the famed Indianapolis 500, & 12 Hours of Sebring races, among many others.


After his retirement from competitive racing, Rahal joined with late-night talk show host David Letterman to form Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Starting as just a one-car program, Rahal has helped build the organization to be a winner with multiple vehicles across multiple disciplines.


His team won the 2010 & 2011 GT Division and manufacturers championships in the American Le Mans Series with BMW as well as sweeping the top two spots in last year's Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.


As a mentor, Rahal has discovered or developed some of the best young talent in open-wheel racing, including: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Buddy Rice and Danica Patrick.


Additionally, It was Bobby Rahal who was responsible for bringing Honda into North American open wheel racing in the early '90s, an involvement as a manufacturer that has produced eight championships and over 100 victories, including three Indy 500 triumphs. Recently, Bobby Rahal has been the driving force behind the Legends of Motorsports racing series. The Legends of Motorsports series is making its 2nd annual visit to Sebring this coming weekend.


"As a racing enthusiast myself, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be able to host a legend like Bobby Rahal at an event like this", stated Alan Jay Wildstein proudly. The President of the Alan Jay Automotive Network added, "This is a tremendous opportunity for the people of Highlands County to be able to meet a true giant in the world of American motorsports." P


ete Blake, General Manager of the Alan Jay GM Superstore, agreed. "We'll have some light snacks and beverages available for those attending as well. What better way is there to kick off the Legends of Motorsports weekend than meeting and talking with a champion like Bobby Rahal?"


The Alan Jay GM Superstore is south central Florida's only full-line GM dealer, featuring hundreds of Chevrolet, Buick GMC and Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs. Located just south of the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring at 441 U.S. Highway 27 N., the GM Superstore is one of ten dealerships belonging to the Alan Jay Automotive Network.


With a 100% commitment to the community in which they live, the automotive network partners with, and sponsors, hundreds of local organizations and events throughout the year.



- Don Elwell Sebring International Raceway, also photo

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29.11.2011 / MaP

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