Rare Ferrari race car on display at World of Speed
A rare vintage Ferrari is on display during the month of March at World of Speed racing museum in Wilsonville. The 1959 Testa Rossa was driven by Formula One World Champion Phil Hill in 1959, winning the LA Times Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway. The car was later was sold to Yakima auto dealer Dick Hahn in 1962 and Indy Car driver Jerry Grant drove this car to the overall win at the 1962 Rose Cup race in Portland.
The Ferrari was later purchased by northwest racer Pete Lovely and restored in 1990. After restoration, the car won awards at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the Monterey Historic Races. Lovely was recently inducted into the Northwest Motorsports Hall of Fame at the museum.
Only 34 Testa Rossa Ferraris of this type were built between 1958 and 1961, making this one of the rarest and most valuable Ferraris in the world.
The World of Speed is located at 27490 SW 95th Ave. in Wilsonville. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM most days. The museum opens at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Adult admission is $10, children 6-12 are $5. Senior, student, and military discounts are available.
For more information, visit www.worldofspeed.org.