Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Adios Radio Bob Race Stories From Baja Races


For well over ten years, the Publisher of Baja Racing worked with and served Radio Bob Hynes of RLH Communications. From his bayside shop in National City California and at many Baja races from San Felipe to Cabo San Lucas.

RLH Communications still serves some of the best off-road racing teams on the west coast, including the storied Baja Champions, McMillin Racing.

At a luncheon hosted by our publisher, during the Baja 2000, seaside, at the El Chileno Restaurant at the late, famous Hotel Cabo San Lucas, Radio Bob made a deal.

Radio Bob agreed to quietly share the goings on with BFGoodrich Tires Radio Relay and the west coast racing scene with the public. Over the next seven years plus, old tales, new events and radio relay locations & other saged old secrets were sparingly handed out.

During that same time, our publisher and parent company worked side-by-side with the Official Insurance company and partial rescue assistance of SCORE International regarding its Baja Mexico races.
Picture of Radio Bob at the 2006 Baja 1000 Start Line, prior to the Tire Inspection work, for that race.

Also during that time, our publisher served Radio Bob. From being his 'helper' at many Baja races to co-helping Radio Bob and BFGoodrich Tires at the 2006 Baja 1000 at the start line in Ensenada, inspecting and recording the tires of each team prior to the green flag. At a recent ORW El Cajon event, Radio Bob was helping Dan Street and West Racing for the Jacume race, Radio Bob had trouble walking and Mike served Bob the gracious BBQ lunch ponied up for everyone who showed.


Baja Racing is proud to announce, we will be publishing those great Baja race stories. Radio Bob got the checkered flag and passed into Off-Road Racing History this month. We welcome the thoughts and prayers for Radio Bob and look forward to telling you all about his buddy Glen and all the characters that surrounded Radio Bob during his long career. Including the tales of Radio Bob, while in high school, drag racing on Paradise Mesa, in San Diego. The area and basis for the film, "American Graffiti".

Adios Radio Bob!

Gary Newsome for the Publisher
Baja Racing