Bob Sharp - Board Member since 2011
SurvivetheDrive - Bob Sharp - Board Member since 2011 - Making Teen Drivers and New Drivers
Bob Sharp is a six-time national Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) champion, IMSA GTU champion and racing partner of the late Paul Newman...click on image for full bio.
Bob got his start in the automobile business in 1963, when he took over a two-bay Gulf service station In Ridgefield, Connecticut. He went on to own the largest Datsun, later Nissan, dealership in Connecticut. In '63, he began racing in a Datsun 310 Fairlady roadster. Then in '64 he headed up the factory-assisted East Coast Datsun Racing Team and went on to win the SCCA championships in Datsun Z cars and sedans. Paul Newman joined the effort in 1972 driving a Datsun 510 and in the '80's drove Datsun Z cars and various Datsun products in the famous professional Trans Am Series having joined forces as Newman-Sharp Racing. Bob is a former board chairman of In Control, a Massachusetts-based company that provides hands-on crash prevention training.