Bob and Patty Tunnell are SCCA legends, although they’ll never admit it. Case in point, when I asked them about their 2020
induction into the SCCA Hall of Fame, Patty’s
response was quick: “It’s crazy to me that a
person would be recognized for just being who
they are.” Yes, Patty and Bob are who they are.
Yet, while they may be humble, the Club – and,
as of late, a group in a very unfortunate situation
in Afghanistan – are reaping the benefits.
This raises the question: Who are Bob and
Patty Tunnell? For starters, their list of SCCA
accomplishments is never ending, and it’s probably
an understatement to say that they’ve won it all.
The couple began autocrossing in the mid 1980s,
with Patty claiming the first SCCA Solo National
Championship title for the duo in 1990; Bob’s
first title came in 1992. Today, the Tunnells have
amassed a blistering collection of more than 30
Solo National Championship and ProSolo titles.