Peter Brock, designer of the Cobra Daytona Coupe (above, photo courtesy David Newhardt), will be the honored guest at the Simeone Foundation’s annual fundraising dinner, scheduled for 6 p.m. on November 16 in Philadelphia. The “Spirit of Competition” is the theme of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, and each year a motorsports figure with a specific inspirational message is selected to receive the award. This year, Dr. Frederick Simeone will present that award to Peter Brock.
Brock’s 60-year career in the automobile world began as a youngster when he was hired by Carroll Shelby. He soon designed the slick coupe body for Shelby’s already successful Cobra that helped the team bring the United States its first World Sports Car Championship. He subsequently went to work at General Motors, helping Bill Mitchell’s team of designers create the Corvette Stingray Grand Sport. All of this and much more will be discussed as Brock provides a personal account of his life, reviewing his role in automotive design as well as highlighting his interesting current activities.
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