Gerber History

Dominic Dobson, has wide experience in the world of professional racing. He’s run in seven Indy 500 races, the LeMans 24hr, Daytona 24hr, Sebring 12hr, Baja 1000, Goodwood Hillclimb, both NASCAR and Touring Car events and is the winner of the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Unlimited class and Rookie of the Year! Recognized by many for his expertise and broad skills, he serves as an industry leader in collector brokering, restoration management, and world-class collection management, including a renown four-year stewardship of an international collection of historic automobiles of primarily European post-war race cars and rare road cars. With over 50 years of combined experience, the Dobson Motorsports group stands ready to serve your needs as a pre-eminent source in automotive arts, from competition to collections, restorations, repair and race driving training.

A dramatic run in GoPro Motorsports Radical SR8 garnered Dominic Dobson an unlimited class win in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award. After many hours of training on simulator created by Maher Solutions, he, his crew and parts flown in from Europe, and across the U.S., loaded up and headed to America’s Mountain. When Dobson contacted George Scott of GOPROMOTORSPORTS.COM about driving his car up Pikes Peak, neither of them thought they would achieve all that they did.

In his career, Dobson has raced in many venues, and had long had the historic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on his “bucket list”. Coupled with his 2005 Baja 1000 race and a yet-to-be-determined effort at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, this bucket list will surely set him apart from all of his contemporaries and make him a unique driver in the world of racing.

Dobson lives in Seattle, Washington and is the father of two children. He is very active with charitable organizations like Seattle Children’s Hospital and America’s Car Museum.

Walter Gerber began his long-standing career in Porsche racing in Switzerland as an apprentice and graduated after four years of intense mechanical training. When his training was complete, Walter decided to try his hand at Porsche service abroad. He moved to Canada and served as a technician in Toronto for one year. After returning to Switzerland from Canada, Walter decided once again to go overseas. This time it was Australia. After seven successful championship-winning years running Porsche 935s with the Alan Hamilton team, Walter set his sights even higher and found his way to the United States.

His U.S. racing career began with Bayside Motorsports, where he soon started a highly successful management journey that is still going strong today. During his time in the U.S. Walter has managed the teams of drivers ranging from Bob Wollek, Jurgen Barth, Hurley Haywood, Derek Bell, Jeff Andretti, Lynn St James, to Bobby Rahal and many others. During his time with these drivers, Walter has managed to rack up an impressive list of victories. Among these were the 24 Hours of Daytona as recently as 2001, the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with victories at Columbus, Sears Point, Laguna Seca, the streets of Miami, and many others. Walter also enjoyed the success that comes along with winning a championship by taking Jorge Trejos to the 1995 IMSA GT-3 title.

Walter is still winning championships for his clients today, as he currently manages John Goodman Racing’s efforts. Walter has taken John to consecutive SOVREN big-bore titles in 2003 and 2004. As for the future, Walter will tell you that there are still many more races to contest and championships to win.