In the 1960's while employed at Karcraft, Mr. Bracey worked on the design team that developed the Ford GT 40 racecar that went on to win the 24 Hours of Lemans. He also worked on other race winning cars ran in USAC, Indy as well as in the Can-Am Series. He perhaps described his life best in a 1999 Interview with The Winning Edge Magazine when he said; Unlike most people I know, my wife Carol has always let me run the gamut of things I wanted to do, I have loved her dearly for that over the last 40 years. I have always done for a living what others would do for enjoyment. I have had the fulfillment of working in the automotive field inventing new concepts in racecar design. I've had a chance to rub shoulders with people like Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Jim Clark, P.J. Jones, Al Unser and Dan Gurney when others were just trying to get into the pits. This wasn't work! I could have done it for 20 hours a day - even if the pay wasn't all that good, it was fun! Bracey said. One thing is very clear Bob Bracey loved life and projected that enthusiasm to everyone he met. Bob and the people that worked with him possessed an inner drive to take a dream from a few scratches on a napkin to reality. While he may not have known it at the time Bob touched and inspired the lives of many people, people who have and continue to do great things in the snowmobile, motorcycle, marine and automotive industry today. In his closing hours on this world Mr. Bracey said I've done everything I wanted to do, I just wanted to do it a little longer. To this day I have no doubt Bob is in heaven working on some OUT OF THIS WORLD project that we will all have a chance to enjoy when we to head for the heavens. I hope we will all have the opportunity to sum up our lives as Mr. Bracey did in those closing hours. I know for a fact his dreams and innovations will never fade thanks to the countless collectors who will continue to keep his memory alive. It is certainly an honor to pay Tribute to Bob Bracey and his wife Carol. Mr. Bracey was indeed a dreamer, an innovator and a true Twin Track Legend Bob Bracey Snowmobiles Leisure Vehicles Inc; 1970 1974 Roamer and Raider Snowmobiles Arbe Products; 1974 1976 Manta Twin and Single Track Racing Snowmobiles and Accessories Three R Industries Inc., - 1983 1986 Trail Manta Twin Track Snowmobile Three R Industries Inc., - 1999 - 2001 Trail Roamer Twin Track Snowmobile
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