Legendary race driver and automotive personality Willy Ribbs stopped by the Simeone Museum on Saturday, November 6 for an evening of dinner and conversation. Willy spent the evening sharing stories about his life and career with over 100 guests and visitors.
The Mille Miglia has been called many things, a unique competition, an unparalleled journey, the most beautiful race in the world. However you put it, one thing remains constant, yesterday as today, the Mille Miglia will always be a spokesperson for technical, social and human progress.
Throughout his life, Stirling Moss was called the man who made the impossible, possible. In just a seven-year period between 1955 and 1961 Moss would finish the World Championship as a runner-up on four occasions and in third place three other times.
For almost 100 years, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been the pinnacle of Sports Car Racing, and is considered by many to be the most prestigious and important auto races in the world.
In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz had more pressing matters to attend to than achieving success on the racetrack. Within ten short years, this would all change.
Racing consists solely of track or off-road competition in which highly trained drivers take the wheel behind high-priced machines, and take high risks for even higher stakes. In most scenarios, speed is king, and the winner is the first person across the line…period.
The Concours d'Elegance is a classic car show and competition to support birth defects and rare disease research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
This Demo Day took you back to 1957, on the heels of the 1955 Le Mans tragedy that caused the deaths of over 80 spectators, the (American) Automobile Manufacturing Association formed a gentleman’s agreement to stay out of organized racing. For fans of racing, it was the worst possible news.
With Enrique Senior, automotive and art aficionados Steve and Jan Patterson select Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum to receive over thirty remarkable pieces from their private collection. The museum is known for its assemblage of distinctive sports cars, and the donation will enhance the displays through an extensive set of paintings and sculptures.
One of the oldest questions in the sport of auto racing is if it is either a team or an individual sport? The correct answer is yes, to both. We know that there is no “I” in team, but the best drivers compete to be #1, which is what makes them the best drivers.