The Henry Ford Museum’s newly restored Lotus 38, the first rear-engined car to win the Indianapolis 500, made its North American debut at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Wraps were pulled off Jim Clark’s 1965 Indy winner during a pre-concours reception featuring Dan Gurney, who drove a similar car in 1965, and Bobby Unser, with Christian Overland representing the Dearborn museum.
The event filled multiple purposes, with a simultaneous unveiling of the official logo for the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 taking place in both Pebble Beach, with Unser officiating, and Indianapolis, where his fellow three-time 500 winner Johnny Rutherford did the honors. Overland was representing the museum’s Racing in America exhibition, which celebrates the rich racing heritage of the United States and the innovations that have resulted from it, with the Lotus serving as a key component of the display. For complete information visit www.racinginamerica.com