FERRARI VS. ASTON-MARTIN THIS SATURDAY AT THE SIMEONE MUSEUM
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 12 Noon
Place: 6825-31 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia
Info: (215) 365-7233, www.SimeoneMuseum.org
This Saturday, September 26th, we will be having a very special Demonstration Day. We'll be taking our Aston-Martin DBR1 and our Ferrari TR250 "Testa Rossa" out Ferrari vs. Aston Martin back in a recreation of the 1958 endurance racing season.
Both of these cars are very special. The Ferrari is one of only 19 TR 250 "pontoon" fendered cars built. This car, #0710, was the very first "customer" car and was used at the press introduction and in the sales catalog. It was sold to John von Nuemann, the West Coast Ferrari distributor, and was raced at Sebring in 1958 by von Neumann and Ritchie Ginther. Later it was raced extensively on the West Coast by several drivers, including von Neumann's step daughter, Josie.
Our Aston-Martin has an equally interesting history. It is serial number DBR1/4, one of four ever built. It won the 1958 Nurburgring 1000 km at the hands of Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham. Moss drove it at other races in the 1958-59 season and then it was sold to the Scottish racing team, Border Reivers. The car raced at Le Mans in both 1960 and 1961, driven by racing great Jim Clark.
Please join us for what should be a very memorable event. Considering the rarity of both these cars, it is doubtful that there is any other place in the world you could see these cars run at the same time.
-credit: simeone museum