When you think of Offroad racers who have ‘been there, done that’, Destry Abbott isn’t just another name. Abbott started in the desert and has been at the top of his game since winning Best of the Desert in 1998. Through the years he has won multiple Hare and Hound Championships, competed as a member of the ISDE Trophy Team eight times and is a guy that is always willing to sit down and talk through life.
Luckily Destry remembered to set his DVR to record Project Runway All-stars, so we didn’t have to cut our conversation short. Actually, I would be lying if I didn’t tell you the truth in that it was I who was recording PR All-stars. I apologize to you now for what marriage has done to me.
Destry Abbott finished 21st in the E2 class this year in Germany at the ISDE, he is about to leave for Mexico to compete in the Baja 1000 for the THR Team and has a sly computer skill when it comes to quickly snatching pictures off the Internet. This a 40 year old man that everyone should be friends with and hope to have on their team for 2013.
Hopefully someone will hire him as a Team Manager for their Off-road team so he can pass along his knowledge. Not that he shouldn’t race anymore, we just shouldn’t let such great resource find a different avenue outside of our great community.