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… was the guest of honor at the May 22 Legends of Motorsports Gala at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
The gala was one of many events at Barber for the inaugural Legends of Motorsports weekend May 21-23. It benefited the Barber Motorsports Museum and Foundation and the Paul Newman Winning through Giving Award.
Among the evening’s activities were an auction, a question and answer session with Andretti and a champagne tasting.
Other honored guests were Bob Varsha, SPEED TV personality and moderator of the question and answer session during the gala; George Barber, Barber Motorsports founder and owner; Mike Gunn with the Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Mountain Brook Mayor Terry Oden.
The Legends of Motorsports weekend started with a road rally in Mountain Brook Village. Cars from the circuit paraded through the village and parked for about an hour, allowing visitors to view the vintage vehicles.
On Saturday and Sunday, the cars, which included Lotuses, Ferraris and Porsches, were on the track at Barber Motorsports Park.