ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
Bobby Wood was born in 1941 and grew up in
He hails from a family of entrepreneurs including his
owned Wood Chevrolet in Birmingham for decades, his father,
Bob Wood Sr. who owned and operated AeroMarine in Birmingham and his
brother Don who started
and owned Gun South, Inc.
Bobby, unlike his college educated brothers and sister, attended
the school of hard knocks without graduating from high school.
He left home at age 14.
The major part of Bobby’s life has revolved around professional Drag
Racing. His passion for racing and building high performance
led to a very successful racing career earning him the status of NHRA
National Record Holder twice with his first record won in 1959 at
Helena, Alabama. Bobby’s second NHRA national elapsed time record was
set in 1969 in the NHRA Fuel Funny Car class.
He raced all over the United States serving as co-captain for the Coca
Cola Cavalcade of Stars racing team.
In 1978 Bobby opened a Cessna Aircraft Dealership, flight training
school and FAA repair station in Opa-Locka Florida.
He also owned and
operated Wood Engineering which was involved in designing and producing
unique products for the aircraft industry.
Starting in 1980 Bobby’s life would be changed forever when he first saw
464 Juliet sitting in the dirt with her tires shot out, literally
chaining her to the ground.
This is a story about her and Bobby Wood.
Bobby will put you directly into his mind and let you see the world as
his eyes viewed it in real time. Having his Guardian angel on his
shoulder, God by his side and endless prayers, you can ride with Bobby
on this incredible journey where everyone else gave up or failed.
Today, Bobby Wood is the very successful creator, owner and operator
of Wood Performance, a company dedicated to the design and
production of innovative, one-of-a-kind,
high performance products for
Harley Davidson® motorcycles. His products are world renowned and are
sold through more than 900 dealers globally.
here for some of Bobby Wood's history in photos...
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