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Closed for the 4th of July

Announced Museum Closing

Please note that the Simeone Museum will be CLOSED for the observance of Independence Day on July 4th, 2017 and will reopen at 10:00 AM on July 5th, 2017.

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Bonham’s Expert Historic Auto Appraiser Greg Porter visits The Simeone

 

Auto Appraiser Greg Porter from Bonhams

Historic Auto Appraiser Visits The Simeone Foundation

Auto Appraiser and Collector Motorcars Consultant, Gregory Porter, from the internationally renowned auction house Bonhams,  will make two separate visits to The Simeone Foundation Auto Museum in the month of July. Greg will be available at our two regularly scheduled Demo Days to provide complimentary vintage car appraisals for possible inclusion in the upcoming sixth annual Bonham’s “Preserving the Automobile” auction here at the Simeone Museum on Monday, October 2nd.

You can speak with Greg and get a complimentary valuation of your auto from this historic auto appraiser.

July 8th, 2017 – Historic Super Chargers Demo Day Event at The Simeone Foundation Auto Museum

July 22, 2017 – Ford v. Chevy Demo Day Event at The Simeone Foundation Auto Museum

More About Greg

First of all, you should know that Greg was born with a wrench in his hand. Because of this, Greg spent nearly every weekend of his youth in the workshop with his dad. Later on in life,  Greg went to work for a number of renowned restoration facilities. Since Greg has years of experience as an auto appraiser combined with a lifetime of knowledge in the field, he is considered a top industry expert. Because of our history of working together, we value his opinion as an auto appraiser. Most of all, we know that he’s the right person to help you value your historic auto. Greg is especially familiar when it comes to all manner of  Jaguar, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce.

Can’t bring your car? Bring photos of your car with you. They can be used the help make a determination of value for your vehicle. Because of this, please bring as many photos as possible to help establish the best estimate of value.

We hope you can join us.

More About Bonhams Auto Appraisers

Bonhams Auto Appraiser and Auction

  • Bonhams is a privately owned international auction house founded in 1793 that is also one of the world’s largest, most renowned auctioneers of fine art, antiques, motor cars, and jewelry.  You can also find more information about their history and background on their website by visiting here.

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Simeone Summer Camp Group Special

Simeone Summer Camp Group Special

Calling all Summer Camps!

Plan a day trip for your campers at The Simeone Foundation Auto Museum and give them a day to remember.

If you are looking for a new and exciting program to take your summer camp and day trips, then look no further! Beat the heat and the boredom with our new fun & exciting indoor summer camp program. Our special collection dedicated to racing and the “Spirit of Competition” is filled with almost 80 permanent and rotating rare championship automobiles, split into two galleries. Our facility can accommodate more than two-thousand people, has free parking, three different private lunchrooms, and air conditioning! We’re minutes off the I-95 Expressway and close to both center city and the Philadelphia airport. Check out the calendar for the museum’s events, including our bi-monthly Demonstration Days. Plan a day that your campers will always remember, surrounded by one of the most incredible collections of racing cars in the world. We can’t wait to spend our summer with YOU!

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Revolutionary Rides Demo Day

Revolutionary Rides Demo Day – July 1st

Join us July 1st, 2017 at 12:00 sharp as we present a very special revolution-themed Demo Day at The Simeone Auto Museum. It’s around this time of year that we start to think about how revolutions changed the world, and race cars are no exception. Our “Revolutionary Rides – Cars That Changed the World” Demo Day might just change the way you look at some of your favorite race cars. Learn as Dr. Simeone enlightens our audience on how specific engineering breakthroughs work and see the cars that pioneered them in action.

Discover some of the greatest automotive innovates ever to evolve in the history of sports cars.

Topics covered will include the history and development of the following revolutionary firsts

The first car with standard production disc brakes like those on the world champion 1952 Jaguar D-Type.

The first car with production fuel injection, the groundbreaking 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing.

The first to feature both an independent front suspension and unibody construction, a true innovation for the time, the 1921 Lancia Lambda.

The first car with a super lightweight honeycombed aluminum chassis, the unbelievable Ford GT 40 Mark IV.

And last but certainly not least, the first car with four-wheel hydraulic brakes, our incredibly rare championship 1921 Duesenberg race car. (Not running)

Take part as we celebrate the contribution of sports racing cars to the revolution of automotive design and discover how these shifts in technological innovation add to and impact the “Spirit of Competition” over the last 100 years.  (This exhibition is at no additional cost beyond regular admission.)

 

 

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Special Exhibit: Mopar or No Car – June 17th to July 9th, 2017

Special Exhibit: Mopar or No Car – June 17th to July 9th, 2017

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is proud to announce our newest Special Exhibit, “Mopar or No Car”, which will be held from June 17th to July 9th, 2017. Join us in celebrating the rich history of one of America’s oldest and greatest automotive manufacturers. We’ll have approximately 12 cars on display from the early 1960s through 2017, representing an exciting array of Mopar sports cars from Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth, and SRT.

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Simeone Museum Launches the new Alfa Romeo Giulia on May 13th

Simeone Museum Launches the new Alfa Romeo Giulia on May 13th

A rare example of the much advertised new Alfa Romeo Giulia will be discussed at the historical Alfa Romeo celebration at the Simeone Automotive Museum on May 13, 2017. Read more →

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Joining us Saturday, May 27: Gregory Porter, ‎Consultant Motor Car Representative at Bonhams!

Gregory Porter will be on hand Saturday, May 27th to provide complimentary vintage car appraisals for possible inclusion in the upcoming sixth annual Bonham’s “Preserving the Automobile” auction here at the Simeone Museum on Monday, October 2nd.
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Rare 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider added to the May 13th Demonstration Day

Rare 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider added to the May 13th Demonstration Day

The greatest Alfa Romeo road racing sports cars of the Golden era will be displayed and demonstrated on the track, but in addition, their grandchild, the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, brother to the 8C Competizione, will be displayed as our special guest. Not only will the visitors see the greatest pre-World War II sports cars in action, but their philosophical postwar evolution, the famous 8C Spider will also be here. This car was created in limited numbers when Alfa realized the importance of its outstanding racing heritage. Read more →

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Join us June 24th for the Cool Cars for Kids 1st Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

Join us June 24th for the Cool Cars for Kids 1st Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

Cool Cars for Kids

Cool Cars for Kids partners with The Simeone Foundation

Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. is proud to present the First Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Join us for a classic car show and competition to support research into birth defects and developmental disorders at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This will be a great event with a collection of incredible classic cars with all proceeds helping children in great need.

Highlights include:

Preview Gala – Friday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm

Premier judged Concours event

Public car display (bring your cool car!)

Family-friendly activities and silent auction

The mission of Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. (CCfK) is to increase awareness of the issues faced by children with developmental disorders and birth defects.

Did you know?

• Developmental disorders are the leading cause of infant mortality and childhood disability.

• 7% percent of children born in the U.S. have a cognitive disability and/or structural birth defect.

• Over 400 babies are born each day in the U.S. with a congenital anomaly.

The vast majority of these disorders have a primary genetic etiology. The rapid explosion of genetic information coupled with technological advances has allowed for clinicians and scientists to identify the underlying etiology of these conditions. This information can be used to better understand these diagnoses and translated into improved management and therapeutics.

Who We Support:

There are many groups which embody the mission of CCfK focusing on delivering care and support to children and families who struggle with the medical complexities associated with rare diagnoses. An example of this is the Center for Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) and Related Diagnoses at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the National CdLS Foundation.

The Center at CHOP is not only a leader in research advancements related to this field but also provides multidisciplinary care to children and adults with complex developmental diagnoses. The Center at CHOP operating in close collaboration with the CdLS Foundation both share a common goal: to help people affected by CdLS and developmental diagnoses live longer, healthier, and happier lives. The Center does that through medical care and research and the Foundation through emotional support and education.

By working together these groups strive to give children hope; that they may be able to learn, play, and enjoy the happy and healthy life they deserve!

For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation, please visit:

CoolCarsforKids.com

Cool Cars for Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Philadelphia.

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Simeone Museum Closed Easter Sunday 4/16

Please note that the Simeone Museum will be CLOSED in observance of Easter Sunday 4/16.

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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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Accepting Entries for a Special Exhibit: Mopar or No Car: June 17 – July 9 2017

Accepting Entries for a Special Exhibit: Mopar or No Car: June 17 – July 9 2017

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is hosting “Mopar or No Car”, a Special Exhibit from June 17th – July 9th, 2017. This exhibit is dedicated to the highest performance racing cars from Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth and SRT. Each car represents the absolute pinnacle of high performance, style and exclusivity at the time of their production. 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 →