Exhibit Honoring Formula 1 Racer Phil Hill to Debut at Petersen Museum

Aug 23, 2011

The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles will open a new exhibit honoring Phil Hill, the first and only American-born Formula 1 champion.

The exhibit, which opens on Sept. 3 and runs through Nov. 27, was created in collaboration with Hill’s son Derek and “will take a revealing look into the life and work of this racing legend interpreted through artifacts ranging from the vehicles he raced to the helmets he wore,” according to the museum.

The museum will host a special Phil Hill Tribute Night on Nov. 11 that will include a buffet dinner and a viewing of a film that highlights Hill’s racing career and participation at Le Mans 24, where he drove from 1953-1967.

Following the film, other race car drivers will share their stories of Hill. Jesse Alexander, Bob Bondurant, Matt DeLorenzo, Steve Earle, John Fitch, Parnelli Jones, Augie Pabst, Sam Posey and Carroll Shelby have all been invited to attend, along with many others, according to the museum’s website.

The event will also include an exhibition of Hill’s race cars.

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