The famous American racer, Jeff Zwart is also the film director and author. Jeff first learned to drive in his father's 1964 Porsche 901. In 1994, he won Open Class Championship with Porsche at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. He also participated in 1997 Panama-Alaska Rally and in 2007 TransSyberia Rally which was from Moscow to Mongolia. With his status as a professional racer, he is recognized for shooting commercial with the brand of cars like Porsche, BMW, Hyundai, Ford and more.
Jeff started racing in formula fords on the West Coast during the mid-1980s. He drove a Mazda in the US Pro Rally Championship and won the Open Class National Championship in 1990. By running a Mitsubishi EVO in 1993, he completed the round of the World Rally Championship in New Zealand.
Jeff was the contestant for the TV series GT Academy USA in 2011. Also, he has directed 2011 TV specials FJ Cruiser: One Way in, One Way Out. The Pikes Peak legend Jeff has also co-directed Climbkhana: Pikes Peak which has hoarded more than 7 million views. In the climb of Pikes Peak, he managed to achieve the personal record in 9 minutes 46 seconds. Besides racer, he is also a photographer and had also filmed the craziest moment of Pikes Peak.
Jeff's skill to drive a Porsche is outstanding. As per CNBC on 8 February 2018, using $130,000 Porsche, Jeff and Jay Leno and the one who was controlling the Gemini crane films the scene of car chases.The shot was about Rod Emory using his customized Porsche outlaw chasing the three-time ALMS GT champion Patrick Long who was with his 2016 911R car. At the same time, Jeff managed to shoot the three drivers who were in three different vehicles. Finding Jeff's shooting skill astonishing, Jay Leno, the host of CNBC's Jay Leno's Garage said,
It's amazing how a 60-year-old Porsche can outrun a 911R with a professional race car driver. It's unbelievable. That's the miracle of television.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
Jeff might have earned quite an impressive amount of money as destined Porsche guy. He makes money through partaking the races, filming, and advertisements for various brands. It is quite sad that the eight-time winner guy at the Pikes Peak is pretty much secret in case of his net worth.
Personal Life Insight
Apart from the racing career, the fellow Pikes Peak Legend is a happily married man. With his wife, the pair is blessed with their daughter named Baylee. Jeff is tight-lipped regarding his personal life and has not revealed about his wife. However, he was married before 1994 where he had finished securing second place in US Pro Rally Championship.
However, the legendary racer has been opening up about his daughter on Instagram. Following his new year post of 2018, he said that his daughter, Baylee got married to a great guy. Baylee got married in 2017, and for the happy father Jeff, it was his most significant moments of 2017.
Jeff 's daughter, Baylee, and son-in-law in a picture posted on 1 January 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
The 63-year-old American racer is now married for more than two decades. So the people are much more concerned to know some information regarding his wife and his children. However, Jeff is entirely focused on his career and with his status as a legendary Pike Peak racer, he has yet to open his personal life to the media.
Jeff's father is a mechanical engineer. He was specialized in plastics and used it as his business. His grandparents were farmers and used to hay the barn and worked at fields. However, nothing more is known regarding their names and about his mother.
Jeff Zwart was born on 24 May 1955 in Long Beach, California according to the wiki. In 1979, he completed his education at the private college called Art Center of Design in Pasadena, California.