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Peter Brock to receive Simeone’s Spirit of Competition Award

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Peter Brock chats about the cars that made him famous at the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance. Photo by the author.

The man who had a hand in developing both the Corvette and the Mustang for racing purposes will add another piece of hardware to his mantle next month when the Simeone Automotive Museum gives him its annual Spirit of Competition Award.

Brock, who famously joined the General Motors design staff when he was 19, went on to contribute to the design of the Corvette Sting Ray and then, while with Shelby American, worked on the designs for both the Shelby G.T. 350 and the Shelby Cobra Daytona. He later founded Brock Racing Enterprises, dedicated to putting Toyotas and Datsuns on podiums, and he’s spent time teaching others to drive sports cars building competitive show cars as well as covering competition races in the United States and Europe.

More recently, Brock has racked up several honors from museums and other automotive institutions, including the 2013 Phil Hill Award, the honored guest spot at the Lime Rock Historic Festival, and featured speaker at the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance.

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Photos by David Friedman, courtesy Simeone Automotive Museum.

The Simeone’s Spirit of Competition Award annually goes to “a distinguished figure from motorsports … who has a specific inspirational message.” Brock will receive the award flanked by the museum’s Corvette Grand Sport and by its Cobra Daytona coupe, the first car added to the National Historic Vehicle Registry. Previous winners of the award include David Hobbs in 2015, Bobby Rahal in 2014, Hurley Haywood in 2013, Sam Posey in 2012, and Craig Breedlove in 2011.

The museum will present the award to Brock at its annual fundraising dinner, scheduled for November 16. The museum also recently announced it will host recently retired head of GM global design Ed Welburn as part of its Corvette weekend later this month. For more information, visit