Robert Walker grew up in Hayward, California and received a BA degree in Public Relations from San Jose State College in 1965 and a Masters in Industrial Arts from Chico State College two years later. He then taught Vocational Education and Journalism on the Secondary and Junior College level for 20 years. Subsequently, he and his talented wife, Joy, owned and operated a successful retail furniture business for over ten years and retired to Pebble Beach, California in 1998.
From an early age, he owned a series of convertibles and sports cars and his enthusiasm was cemented when he bought a Ferrari and then took a driving class at Russell Racing School at Laguna Seca in 1993. The next year, his wife bought him a 1963 Elva Courier for a Christmas present. He has also restored a 1958 Elva Courier and raced both cars in club events and the Monterey Historics as a member of the Historic Motor Sports Association and with Steve Earl’s General Racing. He continues to restore sports cars and fabricate race car parts for vintage racing applications.
This is Bob’s second book, the first was Cobra Pilote: The Ed Hugus Story, also published by Dalton Watson.