SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Auto racing and broadcasting icon Sam Posey will be the subject of the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s Summer 2016 featured exhibit.
“POSEY: Shifting Through the Creative Life of Sam Posey,” will be subtitled “A journey through racing, art, broadcasting, writing, design and more.”
An amateur sports car racer whose career blossomed at nearby Lime Rock Park, Posey soon graduated to the professional Can AM and Trans AM series, where he wheeled one of Roger Penske’s Sunoco Camaros as a teammate to the legendary Mark Donohue. From there, Posey’s career path included the USAC Championship Car series, where he made 13 career starts including the Indianapolis 500, and endurance racing, highlighted by five top-10 finishes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in ten starts.
Posey’s second career began when he joined ABC Sports, serving as analyst for a variety of auto racing broadcasts. Best known for his work in the broadcast booth at the Indianapolis 500 and ongoing coverage of the CART/PPG Indy Car Series, Sam delighted the audience when he sparred repeatedly with fellow analyst Bobby Unser. His association with ABC Sports also found Posey the lead broadcaster on coverage of the Tour de France and luge events at the winter Olympics, among other assignments.
The Posey exhibit, which will occupy the auto museum’s Golub Gallery, will include three cars from his personal collection, including his Mercedes-Benz Gullwing, a vintage Formula Ford and his 1967 Caldwell D7. A number of other significant cars marking various stages of his career will be announced at a later date.
The exhibit will open to the public on June 11, with the annual Saratoga Automobile Museum Gala, honoring Sam Posey, set for Friday, June 24.
More information on gala attendance, the Posey exhibit and the museum’s wide-ranging activities and educational programs can be found online at www.saratogaautomuseum.org.