Richard Colburn

Profile Updated: July 18, 2010
Richard Colburn
Residing In: Muskego, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: nancy
Occupation: racecar mechanic
Children: christi born 1978 amy born 1980
Military Service: wi air national guard  
Yes! Attending Reunion

I was a city of waukesha firefighter for 30 years, mostly driving the ariel ladder truck.I started racing in 1964.I drove many different types of racecars through 1996.I retired from racing and firefighting the same year,1996. That was a mistake. I drove truck a couple of years but couldn't stay away from racing. I then decided to help my daughters boyfriend, who was just starting out in racing. He decided to go racing at the top levels and needed someone to operate his race team full time. I'm still doing that today. I still hunt and fish as much as i can, and enjoy the hell out of my grandchildren. I've been married for 40 wonderful years, and have lived all of them in muskego.

School Story:

I didn't do a whole lot in school, just enough to get through.I already at that time had my eye on racing.I owned a car my brother drove, but didn't drive myself untill 1964. I played football and basketball, but wasn't much good. I skipped practice to much and never gained any favor with the coaches for that. I'm probly best known for racing my car around the track one night, knocking down all the hurdles, and then crashing on woods rd. when the janitor chased me in his own car.( he crashed too).