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Announcing the winners for 2016 People’s Choice Demo Day, Spirit of Competition

Announcing the winners for 2016 People’s Choice Demo Day, Spirit of Competition

The votes are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in voting for 2016 People’s Choice Demo Day, entitled “Spirit of Competition”. The demonstration event will begin on Saturday 11/26 at 12:00 Noon.

This is always one of our most popular events, so be sure to get there early and bring your camera!

1st Place: 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe
2nd Place: 1970 Porsche 917LH
3rd Place: 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
4th Place: 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Read more →

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Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar – November 19-20 2016

Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar – November 19-20 2016

Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar
Saturday, November 19th + Sunday, November 20th, 10-5pm
at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum :
6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19153
www.artstarcraftbazaar.com Read more →

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Grace visits the Simeone Museum

Grace visits the Simeone Museum

GRACE is an Austin Healey 100 purchased in a derelict state from eBay suffering from deleterious rust and poor oil pressure. Her owner was given a near death sentence from his oncologist but a few stalwart members of his local car club decided to inspire him by using this unlikely candidate complete a coast-to-coast-to-coast drive to prove that sometimes the impossible is possible, given hope, faith, and random acts of kindness of strangers and friends. Read more →

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Vote for 3 Cars for 2016 People’s Choice Demo Day on Saturday 11/26

Vote for 3 Cars for 2016 People’s Choice Demo Day on Saturday 11/26

It’s that time of year! People’s Choice Demo Day is once again upon us, on Saturday 11/26 at 12:00 noon. Year after year, this is one of our top Demo Days. This is where we give you, our dear friends and fans, the chance to select 3 cars to view in this special demonstration run. This year we have 64 incredible racing sports cars for you to choose from, spanning over 81 years of development.

Voting ends on Wednesday 11/16 and we’ll announce the winners on Friday 11/18. Voting is electronically limited to 1 vote per person.

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Corvette Racing race-used memorabilia added to 10/22 auction at Simeone Museum

Corvette Racing race-used memorabilia added to 10/22 auction at Simeone Museum

Our Corvette Racing weekend on October 21-22 keeps getting better and better. Today we received 2 boxes loaded with Corvette Racing goodies which Doug Fehan and Corvette Racing were generous enough to donate for our Friday dinner attendees and Saturday fundraiser auction. For the Saturday auction, we have a great selection of Corvette Racing race-used memorabilia and parts. We have some great items and a little something for Corvette Racing fans no matter your budget. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Read more →

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Ed Welburn joins Corvette Racing Weekend with Doug Fehan

Ed Welburn joins Corvette Racing Weekend with Doug Fehan

Newsflash!

The annual Corvette Racing symposium featuring Doug Fehan and driver Tommy Milner will be held again this year on October 21-22 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. We recently learned that Ed Welburn, designer of the new Corvette as well as many other great GM cars and recently retired head of all global design of General Motors 13 studios will be present to join Doug and Tommy to discuss the racing adventures and history of the Corvette team. This is a very special event for all Corvette enthusiasts and a rare chance to see the team behind both the design of the car and its competition success.
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2016 Spirit of Competition Award honoring Peter Brock – November 16

2016 Spirit of Competition Award honoring Peter Brock – November 16

The “Spirit of Competition” is the theme of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and the focus of our annual fundraiser. Each year a distinguished figure from motorsports is selected who has a specific inspirational message. This year we honor Peter Brock. On November 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm, Peter will receive the award at the Simeone Museum during a gala fundraising dinner. Read more →

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Simeone Museum to host Drive Safe 4 PA event for Teens & Parents on October 19th

Simeone Museum to host Drive Safe 4 PA event for Teens & Parents on October 19th

The first Drive Safe 4 PA Forum, a free safe driving event for teens and parents, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

The interactive event will bring hundreds of Philadelphia-area parents and teens to raise awareness of driver safety issues and to highlight the importance of widespread accessibility to teen driver education.  Activities will include impaired driving simulators, diagnostic driving demonstrations, games like the Quick Click Seat Belt Challenge and special demonstrations from the Ford Driving Skills for Life program.  PennDot and local police will demonstrate proper fittings for child safety seats, and several exhibitors will distribute free safe driving material. Read more →

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Special Exhibit: Corvettes at the Simeone Museum – October 8-22

Special Exhibit: Corvettes at the Simeone Museum – October 8-22

We’re excited to announce our newest Special Exhibit: Corvettes at the Simeone Museum, from October 8-22, 2016. This exhibit will coincide with our Corvette Racing weekend on 10/21-22. This exhibit will feature 13 Corvettes from 1955-1971, most of which have won major awards from the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS). The list of awards includes Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, Triple Crown, Duntov Award, Gallery Display, and Performance Verification. Read more →

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1928 Excelsior Big Bertha Hillclimber added to Simeone Museum’s Motorcycle Exhibit

1928 Excelsior Big Bertha Hillclimber added to Simeone Museum’s Motorcycle Exhibit

A rare 1928 Excelsior Hillclimb will be on display at the Simeone Museum for our 2016 Motorcycles Exhibit, “Land of the Rising Sun, Mid-Century Motorcycles and Fast from the Past” from August 20th through September 9th. Thanks to Dana Mecum of Mecum Auctions for sending this amazing motorcycle, and to John Lawless and team for making this happen. Read more →

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Simeone Museum appears in new book dedicated to American Automotive Museums

Simeone Museum appears in new book dedicated to American Automotive Museums

Author Michael Milne has published his latest book Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions, a 350-page travel guide to the top classic car museums & attractions in America. Michael writes about classic car museums and road trips for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hemmings Motor News, AAA, and other publications. He also co-authors the weekly “Field-Tested Travel Tips” column in the Philadelphia Inquirer and is the co-author of Philadelphia Liberty Trail, which takes a revolutionary approach to the city’s historic district and the founding of America. Read more →

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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum names new marketing executive

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum names new marketing executive

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum today announced the appointment of Ron Spangler as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the award-winning collection of racing sports cars.

Mr. Spangler is well-known in the collector car community as a Ferrari expert and broker of classic racing and sports cars, and brings with him 50+ years of success as an entrepreneur, sales representative and marketing consultant in some of the most competitive industries and toughest market niches: Television production, aviation and high-end collector cars. Read more →

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Lauren Johnson from Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia Visits Simeone Museum – August 3 2016

Lauren Johnson from Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia Visits Simeone Museum – August 3 2016

Lauren Johnson and her crew from Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia visited the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum today. Lauren and Dr. Fred Simeone took a spin in our 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, and celebrated our recent nomination as the top automotive museum in the USA Today 10Best poll for Best Transportation Museums. Read more →

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National Poll Votes Philadelphia Museum Most Popular Automobile Museum in America

National Poll Votes Philadelphia Museum Most Popular Automobile Museum in America

Philadelphia, PA – USA Today conducts popularity campaigns among best places to see and things to do throughout the country in their national 10Best series.  After a month of online voting under the category of Best Transportation Museums, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum was the most popular car Museum, and the second most popular among all types of transportation museums. Read more →

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2016 Gulf Blue 911 GT3 RS Joins Andy Pilgrim Porsche Racing event on August 13th

2016 Gulf Blue 911 GT3 RS Joins Andy Pilgrim Porsche Racing event on August 13th

We are excited to announce that we will have a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS on display at our Andy Pilgrim Porsche Racing event on August 13th. This rare, low-production car was painted in “Gulf Blue” Paint-to-Sample program, similar to the one pictured below. Read more →