"No one epitomizes the 'Spirit of Competition' more than Roger Penske," said Fred Simeone, executive director of the museum. "He’s not only an outstanding driver in his own right, but Team Penske is also one of the most successful racing teams in the history of motorsports." The Spirit of Competition Award Gala at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum was held Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA
It was a Fabulous event! Friends and key people gathered to honor racing legend, Roger Pensky (L to R - Ed Welburn, Fred Simeone, Roger Penske). To top off the excitement George Haddad announced that his Fabulous Restorations’ Team will start a new project … re-creating Penske’s original ‘RED’ #6 Corvette race car. The ambitious project should rival the Fabulous Owens Corning #6 race car, one that has received high marks among motorsports enthusiasts.
In 1966 Chevy built the #6 ‘Red’ race car for Penske. The car only raced one time at Daytona that year, after which Sunoco sponsored Penske and demanded repainting to accommodate the blue and yellow Sunoco colors. Here’s that #9 Penske Sunoco car
Fred Simeone with Race Car Legend, George Wintersteen
George Wintersteen’s #12 Race Car
Fred Simeone with Roger Penske and Bill Warner, Founder & Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
The Spirit of Competition Banquet Dinner 2018
The Plaque Presentation to Roger