The Unser Family is saddened to announce that Bobby Unser passed away last night at age 87 surrounded by family. The last few laps of his life were difficult, beset with mechanical problems, but in true “Uncle” Bobby fashion he finished his final race in high gear, a champion to the end.
“He was my older brother” said Al, “and he gifted me with thousands of memories; hunting rabbits and catching rattlesnakes on the west Mesa as a boy; working on cars in our dad’s shop; watching him race at Speedway Park; following him to Pikes Peak and then on to Indy and Daytona, where his friends became mine; trying to outbuild and outrace each other in dune buggies and snowmobiles; teaming up for mountain search and rescue; being in and out of businesses together; harrowing trips with him in his airplane; and competing hard with him on the track and pulling pranks on each other off the track. He made me laugh, made me angry, made me try harder and was one of my biggest fans. Anyone who has fallen victim to Bobby’s “advice” can appreciate how many hours of brotherly advice I received on everything from raising children to packing wheel bearings. I learned many lessons from my older brother, am proud to have been Bobby’s little brother and am so thankful for his presence in my life”.
Services are pending and will be posted here as soon as arrangements have been made.
Condolences can be sent to Lisa Unser at 7700 Central Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87121 and/or Al Unser at PO Box 191 Chama, NM 87520.
The Unser Racing Museum is a multi-dimensional museum experience utilizing modern technologies to educate and immerse the visitor in the exciting world of racing. Take a guided tour and learn about the Unser family history, then explore on your own, seeing and interacting with racing history as it happened. The museum spans the early days of racing from Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the latest technology, including a racing simulator that puts you in the driver’s seat, and interactive kiosks for young and old to learn more about racing in a fun, educational environment.
|Seniors & Military||$6|
|Children Under 16 *||FREE|
|Team Unser Members||info|
* Must be accompanied by an adult.
The museum has been expanded to include an all new annex, with even more cars, UNSER RACING HISTORY and memorabilia. The annex contains a wide variety of cars, from fully restored antiques, to winning pace cars and race cars. There’s also a trophy room filled with thousands of unique items, a complete library spanning the history of racing, original artwork, and so much more!
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Blue Star Museum
The Unser Racing Museum is a Blue Star Museum. We are offering FREE Admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 16, 2020 through Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020.
The Museum also offers daily discounted admission throughout the year, and FREE Admission on Sundays, to all active duty military personnel and their families.
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Unser Racing Museum
1776 Montaño Road NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
New Mexico, 87107
Open Daily 10am to 4pm
Adults – $10
Seniors & Military – $6
Children Under 16 * – FREE
Team Unser Members – info
* Must be Accompanied by an Adult
We are closed New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas