On April 24, American sports car racing lost one of its leading lights when Bob Snodgrass passed away in his sleep, after fighting a series of illnesses. He was 64.
Having grown up next to Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, Snodgrass developed a passion for racing at a young age. In 1965, Peter Gregg purchased the Brumos Porsche dealership in Jacksonville, Florida, and eventually enticed Snodgrass to become the manager in 1973. From that point forward Snodgrass played an integral role in all of Brumos’s racing successes, which include a total of 10 wins at Daytona. When Gregg committed suicide in 1980, Snodgrass became partners in Brumos, with Gregg’s widow Deborah and went on to build the Brumos family of luxury dealerships, into one of the most successful in the country. In addition, to spearheading the Brumos juggernaut, Snodgrass was also an accomplished historic racer, who participated in a number of Brumos’s historic Porsches over the years. Snodgrass is survived by his wife of 29 years, Susan, and sons Harris M. Snodgrass and Robert F. Snodgrass III.