It’s hard to believe that a successful businessman’s first intelligible phrase was “Hot car, Momma,” but it gets easier when you know the man in question is Bobby Likis. A two-year-old Bobby uttered these words after due deliberation from the back seat of his daddy’s Ford Coupe during a July hot spell, and his first clear phrase seemed to prophesy his direction in life. Bobby’s a seasoned pro who can speak elegantly, knowledgeably and engagingly on subjects running the automotive lifestyle gamut.
Bobby has worn every hat in the automotive industry: technician, race car driver & pit crew, automotive service center owner, industry consultant, and radio & TV talk-show host. Acknowledged by industry & consumers, Likis “talks the walk” as he hosts nationally syndicated, automotive-oriented programs (originating from his all-digital, custom-designed studio located within his active service center) on broadcast radio, multiple Internet audio globalcasts, live video webcast (www.WatchBobbyLive.com), podcasts (including iTunes), iPhone, YouTube, American Forces Radio Network and television. Bobby also maintains a active presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media.
Bobby is on “Talkers 250,” the prestigious broadcast industry listing of the top 250 talk-show hosts in America—and the only car-talk host on commercial radio named to the list for five years in a row. Bobby has been published multiple times in Motor Age, BE Radio & AutoInc.; produces a quarterly e-newsletter of automotive advice, trends, tips & technology; & authors a weekly newspaper article. The eyes & ears of automotive enthusiasts, he has broadcast “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” live from Daytona, Charlotte & Saratoga race tracks; Consumer Electronics Show; Concours d’Elegance; Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week; Woodward Ave Dream Cruise, Mid-America’s 10th Anniversary and KAAPA Ethanol Conference.
Bobby lives and thrives on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast, where he enjoys the company of many friends, two daughters, four grandchildren (two sets of twins) and sweetheart. He enjoys public speaking, fundraising and the theater.