Bobby Unser in Pikes Peak Road Race, July 4, 1958

Summary

Bobby Unser's three Indianapolis 500 victories were no mean feats, but he really shined at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He won 13 climbs over 30 years, from 1956 to 1986. While Unser made his wins seem effortless, they were the result of innovative car design, skilled driving, and careful study of the course's many twists and turns.

Bobby Unser's three Indianapolis 500 victories were no mean feats, but he really shined at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He won 13 climbs over 30 years, from 1956 to 1986. While Unser made his wins seem effortless, they were the result of innovative car design, skilled driving, and careful study of the course's many twists and turns.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

04 July 1958

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Bobby Unser Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.123.135

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Bobby Unser.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in  (overall)

Width: 10 in  (overall)

Height: 7.625  (image only)

Width: 7.625  (image only)

Inscriptions

Handwritten in ink on upper front border: 1958 Handwritten on back: Racing Beyond the Timberline / Sept '58

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