His skill caught the attention of local promoters and he was encouraged to move to Europe. Reverend Sandy Kern officiated. He is survived by his wife Baby of Mt. More than a successful driver and businessman, Bob was a friend and mentor to many who wanted to own and skillfully drive a high performance sports car. The memorial service was held Wednesday, April 21, at Ulla with his wife Baby and son Dennis. His skills were not limited to the tracks.
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Reverend Sandy Kern officiated.
His skills were not olthoft to the tracks. Together they opened the Southeastern distributorship for Superformance, the South African manufacturer of replicas of the legendary Cobra and more recently the Brock Coupe, a modern Grand Touring rendition of the Word Championship winning Daytona Coupe.
He began racing early and achieved considerable success in his native South Africa. Bob was an international known and highly respected race car driver and developer.
His skill caught the attention of local promoters and he was encouraged to move to Europe. More than a successful driver and businessman, Bob was a friend and mentor to many who wanted to own and skillfully drive a high performance sports car. Their skills in car development and driving have been olthff in establishing Superformance in the United States and making their distributorship the second largest in the world.
Bob Olthoff, well known in international motor sport circles and the winningest race car driver in South African track racing history, passed away after a brief but fierce fight against cancer.
He is survived by his wife Baby of Mt.
He won the the Sports Car Championship in andthe Formula Championship inand set the South African land speed racung at mph on a closed public road in a McLaren-Elva that Bob personally owned, developed, and drove. Bob and Dennis, a talented and successful race driver in his own right, have successfully raced the Superformance machines throughout the United States, adding considerably to their string of victories.
Willment Cobra | Bob Olthoff in the Wilment Racing AC Cobra … | Flickr
White Road is one mile east of the Olthoffs’ shop on NC Ulla with his wife Baby and son Dennis. He also enjoyed considerable success as an off-road racer and in airplane racing with his Tiger Moth and other aircraft. The memorial service was held Wednesday, April 21, at In his long and successful career, Bob earned over victories making him the most successful racer in South African history.
InBob moved to Mt. A reception and lunch in the church fellowship hall followed the service.