The entire off-road community mourns this week after learning of the loss of one of the most iconic names in the desert, Bob “Weatherman” Steinberger. It all started in the mid 70′s when Bob went off road racing with a few buddies. Waiting on race cars without communication was a problem Bob set out to fix. Hoisting an antenna 175′ in the air from a weather balloon, he set up the first relay station, allowing competitors to get valuable information to their teams and vice versa. Some 40 years later, Bob would still climb to the top of Diablo peak, 10,000′ off the deck on the Baja peninsula, and serve the entire community with information to let teams know where their race cars are as well as primary communications for emergencies. This man dedicated himself to helping everyone he could, he was a gentleman to the end, on and off the track. He will be missed by all, including Richard Cranium.
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