Exhibition Details

Location: Steele Gallery
Dates: November 3, 2019
to March 15, 2020



Legends of Speed is the first major exhibition of racing cars presented at Phoenix Art Museum. Opening in fall 2019 and featuring more than 20 legendary cars by Maserati, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Ford, and more, the landmark exhibition showcases an unprecedented collection of cars driven by some of the greatest drivers in the history of racing, including A.J. Foyt, Dan Gurney, and Stirling Moss.

Featured cars have won many of the world’s most iconic races, including Le Mans, the Indianapolis 500, and the Italian Grand Prix, and were loaned to the Museum by internationally recognized collectors from Arizona and across the United States. Legends of Speed offers an unparalleled opportunity for Museum guests to experience and learn about some of the most successful and famous racecars of all time.

1952 Mercedes 300 SL. The Collection of Bruce R. McCaw. Photography: Bill Pack / V-12 Enterprises.

Legends of Speed is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of Melani and Rob Walton, through The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, and Susan and Carter Emerson, with additional support provided by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Laurie and Budd Florkiewicz, Jackson Family Foundation, Sonia and John Breslow, Nancy and Najeeb Kahn, and Del and Sharron Lewis.


Free for Members, veterans and active-duty Militaryand youth aged 5 and under.

General Admission:
$23 — Adults
$20 — Senior Citizens (Ages 65+)
$18 — Students (with ID) 

— Youth (Ages 6-17)

All exhibitions are included with General Admission.


Voluntary-Donation Hours

This exhibition is open to the public for $8 (adult) / $5 (youth) during voluntary-donation, pay-what-you-wish hours from 3–9 pm each Wednesday, from 6–10 pm on the first Friday of each month, and from noon–5 pm on the second Sunday of each month.

Group Sales

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1954 Lancia D24. Private Collection. Photography: Bill Pack / V-12 Enterprises. / 1952 Mercedes 300 SL, 1952 The Collection of Bruce R. McCaw. Photography: Bill Pack / V-12 Enterprises.