About Andy Pilgrim
Andy has a passion for traffic safety. For over 25 years he has been speaking to students, parents with children of ALL ages, educators plus, corporations and their employees. His message addresses all aspects of traffic safety and how to combat the growing epidemic of distracted driving in the US. In 2008, Andy started The Traffic Safety Education Foundation as an official 501(c)3.
Andy Pilgrim is probably best known as a professional race driver with over 30 years of experience. Andy has won 5 championships and 81 races so far in his professional career. For 2021, Andy is racing a Ferrari GT3 for the SKI Auto Sport race team in the International GT and Trans-Am race series.
Andy is also a contributor to CNET Road Show. He tests and analyses both production and race cars on the road and race track. He writes reviews and hosts vehicle test videos.
Andy’s Traffic Safety Education Foundation has released numerous educational videos over the last 10 years, the latest, released in November 2020, is called Vehicle Driver Aid Technology Today. Other productions include; The Driving Zone 2, The Parent Driving Zone, Realities of Driving Today and Awareness Driving Techniques for Today, plus 5 Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos.
Thousands of driver education teachers are using Andy’s videos in their classrooms. Numerous parents and grandparents are also using the videos to help their families be safer on the roads. All foundation education materials can be viewed on this website for no cost.
The majority of parents need to understand; they are and always will be, the biggest influence on how their children drive. From the moment a child safety seat is turned around to face front, children learn driving habits and behaviors from watching parents’ drive.
Andy is currently a resident of Bowling Green, Kentucky and a US Citizen since 1998. He's a native of Nottingham, England. He moved from the UK to the US in 1981. After college, Andy became a computer programmer, working for Great Universal Stores (GUS) in the UK. He was hired by a US company in 1981 and moved to the US.
Andy founded Electronic Computer Services in 1989, Inc. (ECS). ECS is an IT Consulting company now based in New Jersey. Andy sold the company in 2018.
Andy's foundation accomplishments include the creation of a wealth of unique online and DVD content to help teachers, parents, students and corporate employees. He has also created a custom traffic safety Mobility Curriculum used by elementary and middle school teachers to help younger children be safer. Andy is a nationally recognized innovator and expert in traffic safety, with “dangers of distracted driving” being his specialty.
TSEF has given away, by request, tens of thousands of DVDs. Andy has spoken at conferences, schools, universities & forums in more than 25 States, and the effort is growing.
Donations help the foundation continue to produce new educational DVDs, PSAs and videos for new drivers, parents, corporate employees & driver education teachers.
As a professional race driver, Andy has 81 wins in numerous different professional race series. His first pro podium was in August, 1984 in the IMSA Renault Cup Series. Andy's most recent win was in July, 2021 while driving in the International GT Championship. His 5 pro championship wins occurred in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005. Andy has also finished 2nd or 3rd in 12 other Championships over the years.
Some of Andy's major race accomplishments include:
3 Wins - Rolex 24hr At Daytona - 2004, 2002 & 1997
2 Wins - Petit Le Mans - 2000 & 2001
1 Win - 12 Hours of Sebring -1996
5 Podium finishes - 24 Hours of Le Mans -1997- 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003
You can learn more about Andy's racing career at www.andypilgrim.com
In 2018, the Ford Motor Company presented Andy with a National Award in Washington D.C., for his innovative work in the field of traffic safety.
Andy is very proud that the #92 Mobil 1 Corvette he raced in 1991 is in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. as the only example of an American-built GT sports car and still has Andy’s name on the roof.
Racing World Record:
Andy finished 116 consecutive IMSA races without a DNF (Did Not Finish) between 7/19/92 and 9/19/98.