Welcome To The Bobsy Registry
Don Anderson (California) and Bob Alder (Colorado) decided the time was right to rejuvenate available information on these neat vintage sports racers. Given that we are owners of Bobsy sports racers, we've decided to limit this registry to information on those cars, not attempting to cover the Vanguard Bobsy FVs, leaving that task to those with much more expertise, ambition, and time than we have.
However, this website will now also cover the few Bobsy Formula Fords (FF). Only four were made by Jerry Mong in 1969. The author of this website, Bob Alder, acquired one of the FFs in January of 2018. Documenting these rare FFs seemed an effort worthy of sharing with the Bobsy Community so a new page for the Bobsy Formula Fords has thus been added.
Please use the buttons at the top of each page to navigate to the other sections of this site -- for instance the History, the actual Car Registry, Photos & Links , etc. Enjoy and please contact either of us by phone or email to contribute to the body knowledge about the whereabouts of any of these great cars, ownership information (past and current), pictures, sources of parts, etc. We don't hold out that all the info here is perfect, but we're trying and with your help . . . . who knows!
If you wish to directly contact any of the owners listed in the Car Registry, please send your request to us and we'll forward your inquiry to them if we have their contact information. We do it this way to protect the privacy of everyone and not splatter personal contact info all over cyberspace.
As to Bobsy parts, we currently we have some information on availablity. If you'd like to see what info we have, drop us an email request and we'll send it to you. Any input on parts sources, either some Bobsy parts you have for sale or a good supplier you know about, let us know.
We have three actual shop drawings of the bulkhead for an SR-2, circa 1963. The drawings are for the "Intermediate bulkhead," the "Instrument panel bulkhead," and the "Front half of the Front Bulkhead." The three drawings have been scanned into a PDF which could be sent upon request.
Enjoy, thanks and cheers,.
At the September, 2023 RMVR event at Pueblo. several RMVR owners of Bobsy cars entered for the weekend -- Dick Bensen SR-6, John Polhemus FF, Tom Quarantto SR-6 and Bob Alder SR-3. As close followers of the website are aware, RMVR is a hotbed of Bobsy owners -- six owners with eight Bobsy cars. How'd that happen?
Tom was kind enough to get
the T-shirts made up. Click the pic to see an enlarge image
It was decided to use this space to provide access to several Bobsy restoration projects. These are always interesting to view and could even be considered a resource for anyone doing a restoration on their own car. They all provide lots of useful ideas and tips. If you have pictures of your project, let me know. It need not be a competed project, but hopefully well on its way. So, here's what is available now. More to follow.
Tom Taff - 1964 SR-3: A 5-Year project completed in 2023
Bob Alder - 1968 Bobsy Formula Ford. Restored 2018-2019:
Tom Quaranto - SR-6: Restored 2020 (This car is for sale)
Bob Alder - SR-3: Restored 2008
That's it for now. Enjoy. Please contact me to add your project picture
Another New Feature - Video Links
You are encouraged to provide links to your favorite Bobsy videos. Seeing these cars on track is great fun.
a neat video taken by Don Starks being passed by and chasing
Anderson in his Porsche powered Bobsy at Coronado (2010).
Also mentioned elsewhere on this site (on the History page), this is an amazing video, in color, of the original 1961 "Mong Special" (the prototype for Bobsy cars-to-come) being raced by Floyd Sable at the Milwaukee Mile in 1962. Floyd purchased the "Bobsy Special" car from Mong.
Trevor Seckol provided this short video taken at Silverstone a rolling start (unsual for the UK) and the covering green flag lap. It was the first time out since a major chassis rebuild to cure handling problems. His son, Tom is driving and pretty much killing it on the start.
Troy Tinsley made these great videos! The first is of him and Don Anderson practicing at the 2021 Monterey Historics. Another of CSRG at Sonoma USRRC April 2019. . as then CSRG 2018 Charity Challenge Oct. 2018 at Sonoma.
Cars For Sale
You'll note on the Registry page that cars which are FOR SALE are Color coded in light blue. Unless the seller has specifically OK'd it, we don't show contact info (email or phone numbers) on the website to protect the owner's privacy. However, if you have an interest, please contact us (see below) and we'll immediately put you in contact with the owner.
"Bobsy Talk" - A Communication Tool For The Bobsy Community
An Email Group has been established for Bobsy Aficionados!! Follow the button on the Navigation Bar at the top (or CLICK HERE) to read all about "Bobsy Talk" and how it works, how to subscribe, etc. It's our own private email communications group.
To review past "Bobsy Talk" email discussions, CLICK HERE to view the archive. It's even searchable. Note: You can't generate emails to the group from the archive. You must subscribe and then use email.
Don Anderson: email@example.com 619-469-1249
Bob Alder firstname.lastname@example.org 303-981-6364