NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD
presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports
Drag Racing Loses A Surfer
By Eddie Buck with Tom Jobe
Friends and readers, this week has had it's share of losses in our world. One, has brought a cacophonous roar of condolences and lament for one of our heroes. We lost a third of the legendary Surfers early this week. Robert " Bob" (Roberto) Skinner has passed away, apparently of natural causes. His unique way of approaching life has been documented in many sources throughout the decades. I'm not going to try to engineer a feeble attempt at an obituary/tribute. I find what his long time friend and partner in The Surfers and other automotive endeavors, Tom Jobe told me to simply cover all the bases. I expressed my condolences to him and his reply was priceless. As most of his replies tend to be. I will end with this.
"I don't know what to say either, other than the world has lost another of its very crafty characters who made quite an impact back in the day. People don't fully understand his contributions and I always work at trying to explain something so elusive I have never had the words to explain it with." - Tom Jobe
NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD - By Eddie Buck with Tom Jobe