Simeone Museum Taps Derek Bell for Award

Philadelphia, PA — Last Thursday (Sept. 28), the Simeone Foundation Auto Museum announced that five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Derek Bell will receive its 2017 Spirit of Competition Award at a Nov. 15 gala dinner.

The award — the museum’s most prestigious honor — is presented annually to a distinguished figure from motorsports who offers a specific inspirational message. This year marks the award’s 10th anniversary.
Bell at the Nürburgring driving the Mirage M6 in 1972. Photo: Lothar Spurzem
And for the first time, the Jane Dusek Award — recognizing the museum’s long-time friend for sharing her enthusiasm for automotive competition with the motorsport community — will be presented to Sally DeLorean, widow of John DeLorean.