Celebrating the Spirit of Competition
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Family of iconic race driver Dave MacDonald visits his Cobra Daytona Coupe

Family of iconic race driver Dave MacDonald visits his Cobra Daytona Coupe

It has been 53 years since Dave MacDonald took Carroll Shelby’s Cobra Daytona Coupe to victory in the 12 hours of Sebring, the first victory for that car in a major international race and the beginning of the series which would ultimately earn America’s first world sports car championship. MacDonald was America’s most up-and-coming racecar driver. During the four short years of his activity, he entered 118 races and won a remarkable 52! 75 races found him on the podium. His career ended in a crash at the Indianapolis 500 shortly after the Sebring victory and his wife Sherry raised their children putting his racing career behind her. Read more →

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Demonstration Day for March 25 to reveal the stories of secret iconic car “finds”

The most fascinating stories to motorheads often concern the quest for that very special car in that very hidden place. We will discuss briefly how certain iconic cars were found in decades past such as an iconic Alfa Romeo 2900 A roadster, a Stutz Blackhawk LeMans Type Speedster, a long-lost MG K-3, and we will focus on the Cobra Daytona Coupe whose mysterious past had puzzled enthusiasts for decades. Read more →

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Simeone Foundation launches new Teen Driving Safety Program

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The Simeone Foundation is proud to introduce the launch of its educational program, SAFETY (Simeone Automotive Foundation Educating Today’s Youth). Distracted driving is the number one cause of death for America’s teens. SAFETY is committed to providing in-school classroom education and simulated driver experience to help prevent motor vehicle and distracted driving crashes. Read more →

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Join us March 10th 2018 for the Inaugural Philly NNL Model Car Show

Join us March 10th 2018 for the Inaugural Philly NNL Model Car Show

The Philly Area Car Modelers (PACM) presents the Inaugural Philly NNL Model Car Show at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. The event will take place on Saturday March 10th, 2018 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. The show’s primary theme is “The Golden Age of Sports Car Racing: 1950-1970”, and secondary theme is “Land of the Rising Sun” (Japanese Automobiles). Read more →

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Simeone Museum Closed on April 25th

Please note that the Simeone Museum is closed on April 25th due to an all-day event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Over 300 visitors from several car clubs attend British Sports Car Beauty Day and Simeone Foundation Museum

Over 300 visitors from several car clubs attend British Sports Car Beauty Day and Simeone Foundation Museum

Piggybacked onto the three-week exhibit of over 20 classic AC sports cars, last Saturday’s “British Beauty Contest” featured the Squire roadster, the 3 1/2 Jaguar SS 100, an Austin Healey 100S, C type Jaguar, D type Jaguar and the Aston Martin DBR1. After discussion as to why they were chosen beauty winners, their sometimes forgotten designers, and the technical success of each car, the visitors got to see them tour around our mini track behind Museum. Read more →

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Join us February 18th for our AC Retrospective Exhibit Dinner Party

Join us February 18th for our AC Retrospective Exhibit Dinner Party

The story of how a small British car manufacturer realized success through the inception of a three-wheel delivery vehicle in 1907 to the fire breathing, record breaking, 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe. The Simeone Automotive Foundation Museum is proud to welcome this year’s, “Best of Britain” an “AC Cars Retrospective,” from February 18 to March 12, 2017 in support of the Foundation’s Teen Driver Awareness Program. Read more →

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Simeone Automotive Foundation Museum welcomes “An AC Cars Retrospective.”

Simeone Automotive Foundation Museum welcomes “An AC Cars Retrospective.”

The story of how a small British car manufacturer realized success through the inception of a three-wheel delivery vehicle in 1907 to the fire breathing, record breaking, 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe. The Simeone Automotive Foundation Museum is proud to welcome this year’s, “Best of Britain” an “AC Cars Retrospective,” from February 18 to March 12, 2017 in support of the Foundation’s Teen Driver Awareness Program. Read more →

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Catch the Simeone Museum on display at the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show

Catch the Simeone Museum on display at the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will make its 9th straight appearance at the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show from January 28th through February 5th. You’ll find our display on the Broad Street side, at the Show Entrance, right near the escalators. We will feature the following cars on display: Read more →

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Save the Date: AC Cars on Display at the Simeone Museum 2/18 – 3/12

Save the Date: AC Cars on Display at the Simeone Museum 2/18 – 3/12

A salute to the history of the great AC Sports Car

For the first time in memory, an historical exhibition of the sports car which led to generations of winners on all types of road courses, right up to the Cobras that won America’s first World Championship. From February 18 to March 12, 2017, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will exhibit some of the finest AC cars and their derivatives, from their origins through the 60s and beyond. Read more →

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Simeone Museum Receives a Landmark Gift – an iconic 1907 Renault Racing Roadster

Simeone Museum Receives a Landmark Gift – an iconic 1907 Renault Racing Roadster

The Simeone Museum received a landmark gift – an iconic 1907 Renault Racing Roadster finds a permanent home through the kindness of its owner for the past nine decades. The story of this wonderful gift requires a bit of explanation, which we proudly reiterate. Read more →

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Join us December 10 for a special event featuring “Grace” the Austin Healey

Join us December 10 for a special event featuring “Grace” the Austin Healey

Join us at 12:00 noon on December 10 for a special event featuring “Grace” the Austin Healey 100 with a remarkable back story. 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.

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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 →