Ain’t nothin’ like it, the shiny red, black and white striped machine on display at The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
The brand new exhibit now on display at the museum (located on the grounds of Daytona International Speedway) is a Porsche race car painted up in Eddie Van Halen’s classic red/black/white colors. It’s one of two new exhibits on loan from Kevin Jeannette, the owner of Gunnar Porsche Racing.
Here’s more from The Daytona Beach News Journal:
The self-described “car guy” from West Palm Beach sent up a Porsche race car dressed in Van Halen colors, along with a guitar from Eddie Van Halen’s EVH collection that replicates the musician’s famous FrankenStrat, an instrument Van Halen built himself.
“The original FrankenStrat included pieces from a number of guitars,” said George Levy, MHFA president.
“These cars are in high demand,” Jeannette said. “Everybody wants to look at them. When the museum called and asked for them, I said ‘They are not here. They’re not here because they are on their way to your museum.'”
There is a lot of interest in the Van Halen car since the guitar great passed away Oct. 6 at the age of 65.
Van Halen never raced it. The livery on the car was a marketing strategy. The car raced at Watkins Glen International and ran one, late-season sports car event at Daytona in 2001.
What: Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Where: Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Building
Address: 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily