Photos: A Look Inside the Phoenix Art Museum’s Legends of Speed Exhibit

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.

The Revs Institute’s 1967 Gurney Eagle F1 is sure to be a favorite amongst attendees. Photo: Ryan Casillas

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.

Photo: Ryan Casillas

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.

Photo: Ben Thrasher

And this 1,100hp 1973 Porsche 917/30. Two cars that are fantastic to see in one place together.

Photo: Ryan Casillas

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.

Photo: Ben Thrasher

 

1956 Maserati 250F No. 2525 Photo: Ben Thrasher

 

Photo: Ryan Casillas

 

1958 MK1 Scarab Photo: Ryan Casillas

 

Gurney’s 1967 Eagle Photo: Ben Thrasher

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.