Need for Speed: Historic car meets secure future at Revs Institute in Naples

Article by Harriet Heithaus for Naples Daily News

A dusk-blue 1929 Du Pont Speedster with eye-stopping crimson wire wheels and red leather upholstery rolled into the Revs Institute this week, and everyone around it fell in love.

The Vitesse Gallery of the Revs Institute in Naples will be its home after its recent donation, the sixth historically significant car to come to Revs that way. After unveiling the Speedster for auto enthusiasts and media Wednesday, founder Miles Collier admitted his delight at being offered the car in an appropriate vintage expression: “Knowing where it was coming from, the thought was ‘Hot dog!’” he said.

“They’re great and interesting cars. It fits right in here, in the Vitesse Gallery. It’s about motoring sport and sporting motoring. And this one is about as ‘sporting motoring’ as it gets,” he said.

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