Driver-turned-broadcaster David Hobbs will serve as Grand Marshal for the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.
The 78-year-old Hobbs, a driver for over 30 years and currently a Formula One television commentator, will give the order for drivers to start their engines for the New York Governor’s Cup race on Sept. 9.
Hobbs drove at all levels of the sport during his career, including IndyCar, IMSA, Can-Am, and Formula One. He has participated in the Indianapolis 500 and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and also made 20 starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, earning podium finishes in 1969 and 1984.
Hobbs won the Trans-Am Series in 1983, capturing four of 12 races in a Chevrolet Camaro for Neil DeAtley. He teamed with Willie T. Ribbs, who won five times but lost the title because Hobbs had performed better overall.
Hobbs also made two NASCAR Cup Series starts in 1976, including the Daytona 500.
A native of England, Hobbs was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2009.