Winning Numbers at the Petersen
On Saturday 23rd February, 2019, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open its latest exhibit featuring 10 groundbreaking racing cars, each with a unique story of triumph and victory, from the collection of Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer. Titled ‘Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous,’ the exhibit will include exceptional competitors including Le Mans winners, land speed record setters, dragsters and road racers.
Visitors to the display will find the winningest Ferrari road racer of all time, the 1957 Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa, which claimed first prize in more than half of the 50 competitions in which it was raced; the first production 1962 Shelby Cobra, CSX2001; the 1962 Greer Black Prudhomme, which was raced by drag racing legend Don Prudhomme who won 237 of the 241 races in which he piloted the car; the renowned 1952 So-Cal Speed Shop Belly Tank Racer, which was fashioned from a P-38 Lightning fighter belly tank from World War II by hot rod racing icon Alex Xydias; the 1979 Kremer Porsche 935 K3 that took first place overall at Le Mans; and the 1929 Ford ‘747’ Bonneville Racer that Meyer ran 204 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats. ‘Winning Numbers’ will run through to January 2020. For more information, click on the link below. Photos © Petersen Automotive Museum.