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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV. - The Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance is excited to announce that Former professional race car driver David Hobbs and former F1 mechanic Steve Matchett, both of whom are race analysts for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Formula One, will be joining us at the inaugural Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance on September 21-24, 2017.
Mr. Hobbs and Mr. Matchett will be joining in on several of the activities at the Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance Friday through Sunday. It promises to be a lively presentation and discussion!
ABOUT DAVID HOBBS
Analyst, Formula One and IndyCar
Former professional race car driver David Hobbs serves as an analyst for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Formula One.
Prior to joining NBC, Hobbs served as an analyst for SPEED’s coverage of Formula One™, GP2 races, Le Mans, Professional Sports Car and SCCA events. Hobbs began his television career with CBS in 1976 covering 17 consecutive telecasts of the Daytona 500. He joined ESPN in 1987 to provide coverage for Formula One™, Le Mans and U.S. racing series.
During his 30-year racing career, Hobbs drove nearly every kind of race car, including sports cars, IndyCar and Formula One™. He has participated in the world’s top races, including four Indianapolis 500s, and amassed 22 wins in a seven-year Formula 5000 career, second on the all-time win list. Hobbs finished third in his Formula One™ Grand Prix debut and had three third place finishes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Hobbs currently lives in Milwaukee, Wis., with his wife, Margaret, with whom he has two sons, Gregory and Guy. He has appeared in the movie Cars 2, as announcer “David Hobbscap”, a 1963 Jaguar from Hobbs’ actual hometown of Royal Leamington Spa, England.
ABOUT STEVE MATCHETT
Formula One Analyst, Formula One
Steve Matchett serves as an analyst for NBC and NBC Sports Networks coverage of Formula One™.
Prior to joining the NBC Sports Group, Matchett was an analyst and host for SPEED’s numerous Formula One™ programs, including practices, qualifying sessions, and races.
As a former mechanic working for the Benetton F1™ Team from 1990-1998, Matchett provides viewers with a unique perspective. During the course of his career, Matchett has worked with F1™ drivers: Michael Schumacher, Nelson Piquet, Riccardo Patrese, Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert, Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi. He was also the technical editor for F1™ Racing Magazine for 10 years from 2000-2012.
Born in the United Kingdon, Matchett is the author of three books detailing various aspects of life in Formula One™, with a fourth in development.
ABOUT THE GREENBRIER:
Nestled in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 11,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: five golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility, along with an exciting new 2,500 seat tennis stadium named Center Court at Creekside, celebrating its grand opening on June 20, 2015.
The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops: private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel.
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