FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Below are just a few of the most common questions that we are often asked by guests of the museum.
How can I be involved with the Simeone Museum?
The best way is to Become a Volunteer!
How many cars are in the Simeone Museum collection?
It fluctuates slightly, but it’s usually between 65-70.
How long did it take to put the collection together?
About 50 years.
What is Dr. Simeone’s favorite car?
Without a doubt, the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B MM, winner of the 1938 Mille Miglia.
Do all of the cars run?
Most definitely yes. Occasionally there might be one in the shop having some work done.
Do you race the cars?
We do not. However we do have Demo Days on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, where we take cars out in our 3-acre back parking lot for controlled demonstration runs.
When did the Simeone Museum open to the public?
We opened in June 2008.
Where were the cars before the Museum opened?
They were located in a private parking garage in Philadelphia’s Center City district. You never would have known they were there!
Is it hard to keep all of the cars running?
Our Curator Kevin Kelly and his team of of Volunteers keep the cars in great shape. In most cases, all the car needs is a battery and some fuel, and off we go!
What was in the building before the museum?
There was an engine re-manufacturing company named Recon.
How big is the building?
Approximately 80,000 square feet.