ROB DYSON TO CHAIR INDIA, NAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MUSEUM
Rob Dyson has been named chairman of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, having served on the Museum board for 10 years. He succeeds Tony George who had been board chair for 35 years. George will remain involved as Chairman Emeritus. [motorsport.com front page image]
Dyson’s personal Indy car collection includes historically-significant items such as the 1961 Kimberly Cooper Climax — the first rear-engine car to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 — along with a 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM, and the 1978 Budweiser McLaren M24B driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford.
RRDC MEMBERS ARE AVID CAR COLLECTORS
In these COVID winter days, we’ve unearthed a few links to car collections by RRDC members for your off-season enjoyment.
One of the best-known car collections in the world is housed in the Petersen Automotive Museum curated by Bruce Meyer who recently gave a virtual tour of his personal collection.
Bruce Canepa’s impressive automotive operation includes a dealership, a museum housing his eclectic ensemble of rolling stock, a mammoth soup-to-nuts custom and restoration shop, plus a racecar maintenance shop. You could build a complete car in-house at Canepa’s facility.
Roger Penske’s collection includes many of the significant cars from his lifetime as a racer and a team owner.
The Revs Institute in Naples, Fla., houses the Miles Collier Collection of significant sports cars
A few weeks back, Grace Houghton spent a day with the exuberantly eccentric Anatoly Arutunoff in and around his home in Tulsa. She describes the experience in the Jan 23rd edition of Hagerty. Houghton captures the essence of a fellow who, admittedly, hasn’t worked a day in his life but who has pretty much made the most of all this spare time.
SIXTY-YEAR SCCA MEMBERSHIP MILESTONES
Four RRDC members are celebrating their 60th year of membership in the SCCA: Bobby Brown, Randy Canfield, Bob Tullius and Eddie Wachs.