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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, 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.

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The Greatest Threat to the Lives of Teenagers is Automobile Crashes!

The Greatest Threat to the Lives of Teenagers is Automobile Crashes!

During my 43 years as a neurosurgeon in Philadelphia we would work for hours to try to eradicate rare pediatric diseases.

Yet, about 8 teens die each day and one is injured nearly every two minutes in a preventable automobile crash. While communicating with the survivors I learned that driver error, inexperience, and lack of awareness of the risks of operating an automobile were to blame. Read more →

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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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Please join us May 20th for the Simeone Museum’s SAFETY Gala Fundraiser & Auction

Please join us May 20th for the Simeone Museum’s SAFETY Gala Fundraiser & Auction

The Simeone Foundation’s SAFETY program is a non-profit organization fully funded by the generous support of benefactors committed to addressing the number one cause of death for America’s teens.

We are hosting a Fundraiser Gala Event and Auction on May 20th, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM, featuring a reception and dinner, as well as Joel Feldman, Founder of EndDD (End Distracted Driving). Your contribution to the SAFETY program will be used to expand and improve our educational mission, better promote our program to school districts, and allow us to purchase the technological tools (virtual reality and driving simulator teaching aids) that are necessary to truly engage today’s youth. Read more →

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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 →

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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 →