He Was The Jackie Robinson Of Racing: Adam Carolla Explores Race, Racing And The Life And Career Of Legendary Driver Willy T Ribbs

January 21, 2020
Willy T Ribbs

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Retired driver, Willy T Ribbs is one of the great unsung heroes of racing.
In a time when auto racing was a white man's sport, Ribbs came along and turned it all upside down, becoming the first black man to test a Formula One car, the first to compete in the Indy 500 and was one of the winningist drivers in the Trans Am series.
But in spite of all of that, he remains largely unknown to many...until now.
Comedian/Host/ Writer/ Friend of the Show, Adam Carolla has co-directed a new documentary exploring the life and career of Ribbs, titled "Uppity"... and we talked to Adam all about it!