Simon Gregg has announced the formation of the Peter Gregg Foundation and Peter Gregg Gallery, paying tribute to his legendary father. The Foundation will foster the careers of aspiring engineers by providing mentorship plus roles with current contending race teams.
“The Foundation will have an annual contest that will award five scholarships to deserving young people who have an interest in working on high-performance sports cars,” Simon Gregg announced. “We’re looking to find our future mechanics and engineers.
“We have a nice long list of professionals, everything from drivers to team owners to mechanics and pit crewmen, who will act as mentors for the scholarship winners.”The Foundation, headquartered in Jacksonville, will open the scholarship contest on March 1. The winners, announced in late spring, will work with their mentors in for three months in Jacksonville to get a Porsche race ready. That car will be auctioned off with scholarship winners going to private teams or race shops to further their careers. Participating organizations will be announced at the beginning of the contest.
Simon Gregg also announced the opening of the Peter Gregg Gallery to be officially launched at the end of February in a combined in-person and virtual ceremony. The Gallery features several of the elder Gregg’s cars, restored by his son, including a pair of street Porsches and a Lola Can-Am car.
Peter Gregg won the Trans Am title in 1973 and ‘74, winning three races and placing second three times in a Porsche Carrera. He won his final two Trans Am races at Road America and Laguna Seca in a Porsche 935 in ‘79, giving him 22 victories in 54 starts. Gregg also won six career IMSA championships and was a six-time winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona – an event he won overall four times.