On February 9th, Laguna Beach resident Robert “Bob” Mars passed away at the age of 59. While his untimely death shocked those who came to accept Bob as a constant embodiment of strength and vitality, it was his alluring persona that will continue to propel his legacy beyond the realm of the physical and into the club of legends.
Bob Mars was born on October 27th, 1949 and he spent his rebellious youth immersed in the spirited Los Angeles motorcycle scene. His excitement for the cultural offerings of the 50s and 60s helped broaden his deep-seated love for personal expression and life. These passions eventually helped lure him to the artistic haven of Laguna Beach in 1968.
Behind the wheel of one of his many beloved Harley Davidsons, Bob rode into town one summer day, and for all those who can still recall, Laguna was never the same.