Auto racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, but it is also one of the most dangerous. From the moment a driver climbs into the cockpit, they are at risk. As history has continually demonstrated, professional race car drivers face the threat of danger with every pass and turn.
Throughout the early 1900’s, leading car manufacturers across Europe competed against one another to provide their customers with the fastest and most maneuverable vehicles. To a majority of the racing world, the Americans were absent. Even to this day, many enthusiasts still refer to the Corvette as America’s first Sports Car. However, despite being small in number, there were American manufacturers that sought glory through winning in the early days of the automobile. This Demo Day covered their story.
Planning, strategy, and sometimes trickery can mean all the difference between going home as a winner, or a loser. This Demo Day took a deeper look at the surprising history of the Le Mans class system and explored how the introduction of prototype cars would change the game forever.
This Demo Day took a closer look at what many consider to be the most dangerous race of any type in the world. Even though it may have just run for five consecutive years, during that time it attracted a veritable who's who of famous drivers from all ends of motorsports and automotive racing, and wound up creating a legacy that would live on to this day.
As just the sixth head of design for General Motors and the first person ever to lead GM Design globally, Ed Welburn is one of the most influential vehicle designers of his time.
British Racing Green is one of the most iconic colors in the world. It’s synonymous with British culture, heritage, and style. British Racing Green is considered the national color, representing Britain’s past successes at racing.
Almost immediately after the invention of the automobile, car manufacturers and designers began exhibiting their innovations.
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is proud to present the Foundations of Photography Study Series with Andrew Taylor. This is a 6-part educational series dedicated to photographing the automobile.
1950, Briggs Cunningham became the first American since the ’20s to field cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Newspapers of the day called him the leader of "the brave little band of millionaires who carry America’s sports car hopes abroad."
We celebrated post-Christmas with a trio of pop-up Demo Days. Photos are courtesy of Brad Jacobson / PA Squared
The Spirit of Competition Award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions in the world of motorsports. This year's recipient, Brian Redman, has won nine sports-car road-racing championships over his 60 years of competition.
The people have spoken…and we have listened! With over 700 votes tallied the results are in and the Spirit of Competition People's Choice Demo Day lineup consisted of...