This past weekend, the University of South Florida’s Bulls Racing hosted their race car unveiling event here at the museum. Bulls Racing is a student organization on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus that is affiliated with the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE. Each year they design, manufacture, and compete with an open-wheel style race car. This is their first car since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic put the teams 2020 season on hold.
The unveiling was a huge success for the team, with many of the team’s sponsors, families, and former alumni attending. Additionally, USF President Rhea Law was also present and gave a speech. During her speech, Law reminisced about watching the team (formerly USF Racing) test their cars in empty parking lots around campus when she was a USF student. Then, the team’s Executive Board and Design Leads gave speeches, handed out awards to deserving members, and unveiled the car. Huge smiles were seen from the crowd as the car was fired up.
After the event, guests were treated to a catered lunch and given the opportunity to walk around the museum. Olivier Cerf of Polypack gave guests a tour of the Polypack facility as well. Polypack and the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum were excited to host the unveiling of the team’s car as main sponsors of the team and wish them luck at their competition in Michigan next month. For more information on Bulls Racing, visit their website at bullsracing.com.