PCI began in 1972 when Bob "Weatherman" Steinberger put communications in the vehicles of Bill Stroppe, Joe MacPherson and Walker Evans. At the 1974 Mint 400, he sent up three weather balloons with five hundred feet of coax attached making the first successful radio relay from a pit. It is believed that Joe MacPherson, who couldn’t remember his name, dubbed him “Weatherman” on the radio. Bob passed in 2017, handing over the torch to his son Scott Steinberger who is still known as the Weatherman today providing radio relay to SCORE racers in Baja. Thank you for helping us celebrate 50 years. See you at the races!