Now on display in SPEED: Science in Motion; a rare 1961 Lotus Monte Carlo.
Intended to compete in the Unlimited Class at the Reno Air Races, work began on the David Rose RP-4 project in 2005.
Mr. Ford's visit was fitting, as the Air & Space Museum is housed in one of the original Ford Buildings.
The P3’s agility and versatility enabled it to win 16 of the 39 Grands Prix in 1935. The P3 had earned its place as a truly great racing car.
Several new exciting vehicles have recently joined the SPEED: Speed Science in Motion special exhibition at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Carroll Shelby, the original designer of the Shelby GT 500, was brought in by Ford to help develop the Ford GT; which included performance testing of the prototype car. While the project was still secret, it was called Petunia.
The blown and injected alcohol car was built to run in the Top Dragster, NHRA Heritage Series.
The entire crew from the Killer Crower dragster, including driver Eily Stafford, will be in the SPEED: Science in Motion on Saturday.
San Diego Gear and Axle is home to the Killer Crower dragster. They are also sponsors of the Barona 1/8th mile Drag Strip here in San Diego.
The Cobra Dragonsake was first developed in 1963 by legendary Carroll Shelby. It was a Cobra model for those who preferred drag racing in the quarter mile.