Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story

Willy T. Ribbs was the Jackie Robinson of auto racing. Despite being a Formula Ford champion in England Willy T. had another race to win when he returned to America – the race against bigotry. Many owners, mechanics, sponsors and drivers in the racing world derisively refereed to Willy T. as “Uppity” behind his back; death-threats, unwarranted suspensions and engine sabotage followed him throughout his journey in racing. Despite the setback, he was an amazing driver and he became one of the winningest drivers in the history of the Trans Am series. The establishment did everything in their power to keep this great driver down, based on his defiant attitude and antics Through sheer determination, Willy T. shattered the color barrier in professional racing becoming the first African American to race int the world-famous Indianapolis 500.

Running Time
99 minutes

Year:
2019

Country

United States of America

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