In 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." Join us as we take a closer look at one of our nation's most historically significant "gentleman sportsmen" and examine his life and impact on the world. Featuring the following Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum collection automobiles: 1948 […]
British Racing Green is considered the national color, representing Britain’s past successes at racing. It signifies power, aggression, and strength, but also stands for endurance and resilience. Join us for a special exhibition that takes a closer look at this special hue and examines its place as a symbol for British culture, heritage, and style.
Almost immediately after the invention of the automobile, car manufacturers and designers began exhibiting their innovations. They eagerly sought an opportunity to showcase their inventions at events and reveal to a fascinated public how valuable autos were as a method of transportation. These rallies proved to be an effective way for firms to share their latest advances in automobiles with customers. Salon – American Playboy examines the history and unique place that the ubiquitous Car Show held in the early days of motoring, before the advent of modern advertising, focus groups, and product testing.
You better buckle up for our next Demo Day as we take 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.
Winning at Le Mans take a lot more than having the fastest car on the track. Planning, strategy, and sometimes trickery can mean all the difference between going home as a winner, or a loser. Join us as we take a deeper look at the surprising history of the Le Mans class system and explore how the introduction of prototype cars would change the game forever.