Bob “The Weatherman” Steinberger known as the voice of desert racing, will return to The Mint 400, where he first began providing communications. At the 1974 Mint 400, Bob put communications in the vehicles of Bill Stroppe, Joe MacPherson and Walker Evans. He sent up three weather balloons with five hundred feet of coax attached and the first successful radio relay from a pit was made. It is believed that it was Joe MacPherson who couldn’t remember his name, so he dubbed him “Weatherman” on the radio. The rest is history and Bob’s iconic status has been reached through nearly half a century of work with the communications company he founded, PCI Race Radios.
The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inducted five new well deserving off-road legends on Friday, October 4 in Pomona, California. Reaching its highest attendance yet, the sold-out show consisting of almost 300 guests filled the banquet room and helped in honoring the late Larry Bergquist, Bob Chandler, Frank DeAngelo, Jerry Herbst and Bob “the Weatherman” Steinberger as the Class of 2013.
Bob Chandler is known to many as the creator of the monster truck industry. His most well-known creation: Bigfoot #1. His many years of innovating has led to safety technology and ultimately saving lives. Chandler’s team devotes many efforts to support important causes like Make-A-Wish Foundation, children’s hospitals and the like.