Phoenix, AZ — Last Friday, members of the media were invited to a preview of the Legends of Speed exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum prior to the opening on November 3rd. The event offered attendees a glimpse at the anticipated exhibit and, of course, amazing and significant race cars from throughout motor racing history.
Former Indy “500” driver Lyn St. James was on hand to give a guided tour of the exhibit. Here she is giving background on this 1927 Bugatti Type 35B, chassis 4863.
The exhibit was formed to showcase race cars from not only every era of racing, but also including different racing series examples as well. Take for example, A.J. Foyt’s 1961 Trevis Offy roadster – his first Indy 500 winner.
And this 1,100hp 1973 Porsche 917/30. Two cars that are fantastic to see in one place together.
There are two 24 Hours of Le Mans winners at the exhibit including a 1929 Bentley (not pictured) and this 1968 Ford GT40 (s/n 1075) driven to two 24 Hour Le Mans wins—in 1968 by Pedro Rodríguez and Lucien Bianchi, and Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver in 1969.
There really is something for everyone at the exhibit and it’s sure to attract enthusiasts and curious onlookers alike. It runs through March 15, 2020 and tickets/more information can be found here at the Phoenix Art Museum’s website.