Senior Bigone rides again…and this just might be the most important race of his life.
Few automotive executives have done a better job of playing a Hollywood leading man than General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. He’s been a Marine fighter pilot and a lifelong diehard motor sports fanatic. But not someone who sits in the stands cheering on his favorite team.
So, some years back, when a former employer advised Lutz he could no longer race himself, he simply invented a new persona. When the track announcer asked what to call him, Lutz scribbled down, “Senior Big One,” a reference to his towering height and ramrod posture. Lost in translation, Senior Bigone, pronounced Bih-GO-nay, was born, though some folks added a “d” near the end.
Well, Senior Bigone is back, and he’ll be taking laps at New York’s Monticello Motor Club, tomorrow.