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We’re hiring an Administrative Assistant

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Under the direct supervision of the administrator, this position provides administrative and secretarial support for the museum. In addition to typing, filing and scheduling, performs duties such as financial record keeping, coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, coordinating direct mailings, and working on special exhibits and museum events. Deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload.

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  • Event coordination experience is a plus

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1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe named IHMA 2014 Car of the Year

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe named IHMA 2014 Car of the Year

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The International Historic Motoring Awards, the Academy Awards of the antique, classic, and sporting automobile world, presented their 2014 “Car of the Year” honor to the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe currently on display in the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. In addition to being the first American car to win the award, the Cobra Daytona Coupe is also the first American car nominated for this award.

The international Historic Motoring Awards, convened annually in London, award the “best” of a small group of categories, selected by a blue ribbon panel of 22 automotive connoisseurs from here and abroad.  Sponsored by leaders in the automotive community, five finalists from each category are chosen and the awards presented at the St.Pancras Renaissance hotel at a gala black-tie ceremony every November.  To achieve an award in any one of the 12 categories is a great honor, with particular attention to the top honors, “Museum of the Year”, analogous to the best movie, and “Car of the Year”, analogous to best actor.

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Dr. Simeone receives the Car of the Year award from David Lillywhite of Octane Magazine and Tiff Needell, host of the ceremony. (image © Octane Magazine)

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is the only organization to have been awarded “Museum of the Year” (2011), “Publication of the Year” (2012), and “Car of the Year” (2014).

In November, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe was the first automobile ever Inducted into the American National Historic Registry, and honor awarded in the past only to buildings, battleships, etc.  This car was the first American automobile to win the International Sports Car Championship.  In addition to helping America  prevail, the car set 23 records in 1965 at Bonneville for speed and endurance.  Hidden away for 30 years, it is the only one of the six Daytona coupes that is in original condition.  The combination of innovative design, outstanding racing history, and superb state of preservation attracted the National Park Service to make it the inaugural National Registry car.

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IHMA Car of the Year Award trophy. (image © Andrew Taylor)

 

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Announcing the 2015 Demonstration Days Schedule

Announcing the 2015 Demonstration Days Schedule

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is very excited to announce the 2015 Demonstration Days schedule. Our world-famous Demo Days are an automotive experience you’ll never forget. Each Demo Day feature cars from our collection, as well as guest cars from other collections, in a themed presentation and demonstration run. Using the expansive 3-acre parking lot behind the museum, you can see, hear and smell history come to life through these magnificent machines. Read more →

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Announcing the winners of 2014 People’s Choice Demo Day

Announcing the winners of 2014 People’s Choice Demo Day

The votes are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in voting for 2014 People’s Choice Demo Day. This year we received a record number of votes, so we’ve decided to add a 4th car to the demonstration for Saturday 11/29 at 12:00 Noon. Read more →

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Vote 3 cars for People’s Choice Demo Day on 11/29

Vote 3 cars for People’s Choice Demo Day on 11/29

It’s that time of year! People’s Choice Demo Day is once again upon us, on Saturday 11/29 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 63 incredible racing sports cars for you to choose from, spanning over 66 years of development. Read more →

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Coming Soon: 2015 Demo Days Schedule!

Coming Soon: 2015 Demo Days Schedule!

Dr. Simeone and Kevin Kelly have been hard at work planning the schedule for 2015 Demo Days and Racing Legends, and they’re almost done! We are super-excited for this upcoming year because we have some fantastic cars and educational content planned for you. Stay tuned for the full announcement!

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Check out the new 2015 Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum Calendar

Check out the new 2015 Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum Calendar

Our 2015 calendar is now available for sale! We’ve had great success with these the past few years. Bill Sinclair, one of our dedicated volunteers, has once again put together an excellent calendar by using the wonderful photography of Andrew Taylor. Read more →

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New Car at the Simeone Museum: 1938 Bentley Coupe by Van Vooren

New Car at the Simeone Museum: 1938 Bentley Coupe by Van Vooren

This unique motor car with a 4 1/2 litre engine, has been owned by the same family since new. Upon arrival at the port of New York, it was immediately driven across the United States to a wedding. Read more →

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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum shortlisted for two prestigious international automotive awards

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum shortlisted for two prestigious international automotive awards

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is proud to announce their nominations for the International Historic Motoring Awards’ “Car of the Year” for their 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, and “Museum of the Year”.
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New Car at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

New Car at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is proud to welcome to our collection a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. In 1962, this car finished 2nd overall and 1st in class at Sebring 12 Hours, and then finished 6th overall and 3rd in class at Le Mans.  Read more →