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Presenting our 2016 Qualifying Day program

Presenting our 2016 Qualifying Day program

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is excited to present our newest interactive program: Qualifying Day. Each Qualifying Day program will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon on the Wednesday before a Demo Day. Here’s a great chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to maintain historic race cars in optimal condition.

You’ll see Kevin Kelly and Museum staff members as they test and tune the cars in preparation for Saturday’s Demo Day. Watch as each car is prepped with fuel, tires, battery as well as any routine maintenance. At approximately 11:00, we will being an outdoor demonstration run to help tune the cars, weather permitting. Read more →

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Cast your votes for 3 cars to run in February 27th Demo Day

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
Start date 2015-11-03 04:31:08
End date 2015-11-24 23:00:00
Poll Results:
Please choose 3 cars to run in the February 27th Demo Day

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January 30th Alfa Romeo Demo Day Cancelled

January 30th Alfa Romeo Demo Day Cancelled

Please note that this Saturday’s Demo Day, “Vittorio Jano and the Great Alfas” has been cancelled due to the duties & activities with our special exhibit at the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show. Simeone Museum Members who wish to attend the Auto Show may visit the Simeone Museum to pick up their free tickets, while supplies last. Please be sure to visit the Philadelphia Auto Show to see our tribute to 50th anniversary of Ford’s win in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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The 2016 Foundations of Photography Study Series

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is proud to present the Foundations of Photography Study Series with Andrew Taylor. This is a 6-part educational series dedicated to photographing the automobile. This is an excellent learning experience for the novice or seasoned photographer and everyone in between. It’s also a great opportunity to learn from a fantastic automotive photographer who is closely familiar with each car in the collection and knows all of the best shots.

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Simeone Museum honors Ford’s 1966 Le Mans win with a Special Exhibit at Philadelphia Auto Show

Simeone Museum honors Ford’s 1966 Le Mans win with a Special Exhibit at Philadelphia Auto Show

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will make its 8th straight appearance at the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show from January 30th through February 7th. This year’s display will feature a special exhibit in honor of the 50th anniversary of Ford’s win in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. This exhibit will consist of the museum’s 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe, 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II, 1967 Ford Mk IV, as well as a 2006 Ford GT. Read more →

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Join us January 27th for Mercer Magic – a book signing with Clifford W. Zink

Join us January 27th for Mercer Magic – a book signing with Clifford W. Zink

On Wednesday, January 27th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will host a book signing by Mercer historian Clifford W. Zink. Mercer Magic is the first complete history of the Mercer automobile. General Admission tickets to the event are $12 per person, and free for Simeone Museum members.

In the new book Mercer Magic, award-winning author and historian Clifford W. Zink tells the complete story of the Mercer automobile, built in New Jersey at the beginning of the 20th century and raced in competitions across the country in the days when car design was at the center of American technological innovation. Zink will give an illustrated talk about the history of the Mercer and sign copies of Mercer Magic. Read more →

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Simeone Museum featured on new episode of Chasing Classic Cars

Simeone Museum featured on new episode of Chasing Classic Cars

Wayne Carini is at it again. Catch him on the newest episode of the hit show Chasing Classic Cars, “Big Brass Ones”, which makes its debut on Tuesday December 8th at 10:00pm Eastern time on Discovery’s Velocity Channel, and will re-air on Tuesday December 22nd t 10:00 pm Eastern time.

In this episode,  Wayne travels to Napa, CA to evaluate a collection of cars including a 1911 Kissel Kar, a 1910 Buick Model 16, a 1914 Ford Model T Speedster and a 1915 Ford Model T C-Cab Delivery. The cars are later sold at the Bonhams Auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on October 25th 2015. Read more →

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Simeone Museum 2015 Holiday Hours

The Simeone Museum will have the following schedule for 2015 Holidays:

Thanksgiving Day: 11/26: CLOSED
Christmas Eve: 12/24: CLOSED
Christmas Day: 12/25: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: 12/31: CLOSED
New Year’s Day: 1/1: CLOSED

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

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Announcing the winners for 2015 People’s Choice Demo Day

Announcing the winners for 2015 People’s Choice Demo Day

The votes are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in voting for 2015 People’s Choice Demo Day. This year we received a record number of votes! The demonstration event will begin on Saturday 11/28 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: 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
3rd Place: 1970 Porsche 917LH
4th Place: 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Read more →

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Save the Date for the 2016 Corvette Racing Weekend: October 21-22 2016

Save the Date for the 2016 Corvette Racing Weekend: October 21-22 2016

Attention all Corvette fans: Mark your calendars for October 21-22, 2016. We’re bringing back the Corvette Racing weekend! This year’s event was a smashing success and we’ve had great response from all those whose attended. We had a great dinner event, meet & greet, Demo Day, memorabilia auction, Grand Sport ride-a-long, autograph session and much more. The agenda and guests for the 2016 event will be determined as we get closer to the date, so stay tuned for further announcements! Thanks again for your support and interest in the museum. Read more →