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Simeone Museum to host Drive Safe 4 PA event for Teens & Parents on October 19th

Simeone Museum to host Drive Safe 4 PA event for Teens & Parents on October 19th

The first Drive Safe 4 PA Forum, a free safe driving event for teens and parents, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

The interactive event will bring hundreds of Philadelphia-area parents and teens to raise awareness of driver safety issues and to highlight the importance of widespread accessibility to teen driver education.  Activities will include impaired driving simulators, diagnostic driving demonstrations, games like the Quick Click Seat Belt Challenge and special demonstrations from the Ford Driving Skills for Life program.  PennDot and local police will demonstrate proper fittings for child safety seats, and several exhibitors will distribute free safe driving material. Read more →

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Protected: 1955 Lancia D50 Formula 1 Recreation on display at the Simeone Museum

Protected: 1955 Lancia D50 Formula 1 Recreation on display at the Simeone Museum

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Museum Closing Dates for September 2016

Please note that the Simeone Foundation Automotive will be *CLOSED* on the following dates, due to a large private event:

TUE 9/20
WED 9/21
THU 9/22
TUE 9/27
WED 9/28
THU 9/29

We will still be open on the weekends for normal hours, and the 9/24 Demo Day will still take place at 12:00 noon. Please contact us at 215.365.7233 if you have any questions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Special Exhibit: Corvettes at the Simeone Museum – October 8-22

Special Exhibit: Corvettes at the Simeone Museum – October 8-22

We’re excited to announce our newest Special Exhibit: Corvettes at the Simeone Museum, from October 8-22, 2016. This exhibit will coincide with our Corvette Racing weekend on 10/21-22. This exhibit will feature 13 Corvettes from 1955-1971, most of which have won major awards from the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS). The list of awards includes Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, Triple Crown, Duntov Award, Gallery Display, and Performance Verification. Read more →

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1928 Excelsior Big Bertha Hillclimber added to Simeone Museum’s Motorcycle Exhibit

1928 Excelsior Big Bertha Hillclimber added to Simeone Museum’s Motorcycle Exhibit

A rare 1928 Excelsior Hillclimb will be on display at the Simeone Museum for our 2016 Motorcycles Exhibit, “Land of the Rising Sun, Mid-Century Motorcycles and Fast from the Past” from August 20th through September 9th. Thanks to Dana Mecum of Mecum Auctions for sending this amazing motorcycle, and to John Lawless and team for making this happen. Read more →

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Simeone Museum appears in new book dedicated to American Automotive Museums

Simeone Museum appears in new book dedicated to American Automotive Museums

Author Michael Milne has published his latest book Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions, a 350-page travel guide to the top classic car museums & attractions in America. Michael writes about classic car museums and road trips for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hemmings Motor News, AAA, and other publications. He also co-authors the weekly “Field-Tested Travel Tips” column in the Philadelphia Inquirer and is the co-author of Philadelphia Liberty Trail, which takes a revolutionary approach to the city’s historic district and the founding of America. Read more →

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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum names new marketing executive

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum names new marketing executive

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum today announced the appointment of Ron Spangler as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the award-winning collection of racing sports cars.

Mr. Spangler is well-known in the collector car community as a Ferrari expert and broker of classic racing and sports cars, and brings with him 50+ years of success as an entrepreneur, sales representative and marketing consultant in some of the most competitive industries and toughest market niches: Television production, aviation and high-end collector cars. Read more →

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Lauren Johnson from Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia Visits Simeone Museum – August 3 2016

Lauren Johnson from Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia Visits Simeone Museum – August 3 2016

Lauren Johnson and her crew from Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia visited the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum today. Lauren and Dr. Fred Simeone took a spin in our 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, and celebrated our recent nomination as the top automotive museum in the USA Today 10Best poll for Best Transportation Museums. Read more →

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National Poll Votes Philadelphia Museum Most Popular Automobile Museum in America

National Poll Votes Philadelphia Museum Most Popular Automobile Museum in America

Philadelphia, PA – USA Today conducts popularity campaigns among best places to see and things to do throughout the country in their national 10Best series.  After a month of online voting under the category of Best Transportation Museums, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum was the most popular car Museum, and the second most popular among all types of transportation museums. Read more →

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2016 Gulf Blue 911 GT3 RS Joins Andy Pilgrim Porsche Racing event on August 13th

2016 Gulf Blue 911 GT3 RS Joins Andy Pilgrim Porsche Racing event on August 13th

We are excited to announce that we will have a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS on display at our Andy Pilgrim Porsche Racing event on August 13th. This rare, low-production car was painted in “Gulf Blue” Paint-to-Sample program, similar to the one pictured below. Read more →

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1956 Ferrari 250 GT TdF joins our Ferrari Demo Day on July 23rd

1956 Ferrari 250 GT TdF joins our Ferrari Demo Day on July 23rd

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1968 Sunoco Team Penske Camaro Joins Tribute to Penske Racing on August 6th at the Simeone Museum

1968 Sunoco Team Penske Camaro Joins Tribute to Penske Racing on August 6th at the Simeone Museum

We are excited to announce that we will have a 1968 Sunoco Team Penske Camaro race car in attendance at our “Tribute to Penske Racing” event on August 6th 2016 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.  Many “Thank Yous” to owner Irwin Kroiz for sending the car to join this great event. The car, chassis 9908H046, was driven in period by Sam Posey and Mark Donohue and it features hundreds of trick parts and features that Penske Racing became famous for. It has a special roll cage which improves structural integrity, lightweight acid-dipped body panels, a Traco Engineering 302 V8, pressurized oil filler, and an experimental cross-ram intake. In 1968, the car finished 2nd at Daytona, 4th at Sebring, and 2nd at Watkins Glen. Read more →

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Announcing the Simeone Museum’s 2016 Motorcycle Exhibit – Land of the Rising Sun, Mid-Century Motorcycles and Fast From the Past

Announcing the Simeone Museum’s 2016 Motorcycle Exhibit – Land of the Rising Sun, Mid-Century Motorcycles and Fast From the Past

John Lawless and his cadre of bike enthusiasts have put together an outstanding show of the very best sport bikes of all types, including some real icons. For this year’s exhibit, entitled “Land of the Rising Sun, Mid-Century Motorcycles and Fast From the Past”, we’ll be featuring a stunning collection of Competition Flat Track racers, Motorcycle Drag Racers, Japanese Motorcycles from 1960-1989 and select Mid-Century Modern motorcycles that demonstrate the optimism of early postwar design. This year’s edition will mark the 8th time this great exhibit will be held at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, and it remains a highlight on our calendar. This exhibit will run from August 20th through September 9th 2016.

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August 13th: Racing Legend Andy Pilgrim returns to the Simeone Museum for Porsche Racing event

August 13th: Racing Legend Andy Pilgrim returns to the Simeone Museum for Porsche Racing event

Professional Race Driver Andy Pilgrim will be at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum August 13th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM to give a talk focusing on his racing experience with Porsche racing cars, highlighting his Championship wining season in 1997 with Allan McNish driving the stunning Porsche 911 GT1. Andy has some funny stories of how he got into racing from very humble beginnings and will add in some history of his friendship with Dale Earnhardt including showing two letters written by Dale to Andy in 2000 and 2001. Andy is currently racing with Black Swan Racing in the WeatherTech/Patron series in the new 2016 Porsche GT3R. Read more →

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Join us August 6th for a Tribute to Penske Racing with Karl Kainhofer & Team Penske Members

Join us August 6th for a Tribute to Penske Racing with Karl Kainhofer & Team Penske Members

The Penske Racing Team and the People Who Helped Build It in the Glory Days

Roger Penske needs no introduction to racing fans.  His many achievements are too numerous to mention, my favorites include Sports Car Club of America Driver of the Year in 1960, and the most number of Indianapolis wins for racing team, 16 altogether. Team Penske is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, an important milestone for this iconic racing team.

On August 6th 2016 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will host a tribute to Penske Racing with Karl Kainhofer, author Gordon Kirby and many other members from the team’s history. Kainhofer and Kirby will discuss his adventures, and his team members will chime in and revive one of the most exciting eras in across-the-board automobile racing in America.  After the event there will be a book signing and attendees may purchase commemorative posters for autographing. This is a special event for racing enthusiasts and auto history fans, not to be missed!

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