Obituaries commemorating the loss of life of Bob Bahre deal with his involvement in auto racing, however the collector automobile group knew Bahre as considered one of its personal, a person with a world-class car collection.
Bahre, who constructed New Hampshire Motor Speedway and was concerned within the improvement of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, died Friday. He was 93.
“He by no means drank alcohol, by no means smoked, was a commit churchgoer,” his obituary experiences, “however (he) readily admitted to a weak spot for vintage vehicles.”
“Some guys chase broads,” Bahre was quoted by the Robb Report in 2013. “I chase vehicles.”
Chase, and gather, he may need added of a group that he displayed yearly at a profit occasion for the Paris Hill Memorial Library close to his dwelling in Maine.
Amongst his vehicles have been the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spyder that was named Better of Present at The Magnificence at Hershey in 2013 and his 1934 Packard Twelve LeBaron runabout speedster, which repeated the concours victory in 2017 though it was an unrestored car.
Bahre, who grew up in Connecticut, visited Maine for the primary time in 1963 because the proprietor of a midget racing automobile. A 12 months later, he purchased and renovated Oxford Plaines Speedway in Maine.
As his obituary notes, as one thing of an low season job, Bahre turned a industrial actual property and home-building developer, established a modular dwelling manufacturing unit and began a financial institution.
He offered the Oxford Plaines monitor within the 1980s and bought Bryar Motorsports Park in Loudon, New Hampshire. He re-developed that facility to create New Hampshire Motor Speedway and attracted NASCAR to race in New England. In 2008, he offered the New Hampshire facility to Speedway Motorsports.