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Simeone Foundation opens its Library Research Service

Simeone Foundation opens its Library Research Service

Simeone Foundation Opens Its Library Research Service, offering access to 125 years of automotive images and documents dating back to 1892. The Simeone Foundation library covers automotive historical documents from the turn-of-the-century to present. A particular strength has been factory produced literature, that is documentation prepared and printed by the factory at the time the automobile was produced. We believe that this information is particularly important because it actually represents the manufacturer’s images, explanations, and intent. Anyone doing historical research, restoration research and even verification for historical provenance verification may need to go to the factory produced literature is an authoritative source. Read more →

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Boy identifies entire Simeone Museum Collection before age 4

Boy identifies entire Simeone Museum Collection before age 4

One of the most frequent and enthusiastic visitors to the Museum is young Liam. I guess we should say very young Liam. Not old enough to read or write profusely, he can nevertheless name each car in the Museum and fluently describe them. He was able to do this since he was 3 1/2 years old! The attached photograph shows him leafing through the Museum’s biography, The Spirit of Competition, where he was able to name all but one hard to pronounce car. On each of his visits, accompanied by his involved parents, he displays an unusual ability to recognize the cars, and to anticipate their place in the Museum as he makes one of his many tours. He also submitted his votes for our Le Mans Choice Demo Day. Read more →

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Announcing the winners for Le Mans Choice Demo Day on May 28th

Announcing the winners for Le Mans Choice Demo Day on May 28th

The people have spoken! We are excited to announce the winners for Le Mans Choice Demo Day, which will take place on Saturday May 28th, 2016. This Demo Day will be run by Kevin Kelly, our Curator, as Dr. Simeone will be attending the American Association of Museums meeting in Washington, DC. Kevin will give the talk and will also drive the cars. Read more →

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Function or Form? A Design Comparison of the Ferrari GTO and the Shelby Daytona Coupe

Function or Form? A Design Comparison of the Ferrari GTO and the Shelby Daytona Coupe

The Simeone Foundation publishes the lead article in the autumn issue of the Automotive History Review, the official publication of the Society of Automotive Historians, Inc. Written by our archivist Alan Yankolonis and Fred Simeone this 10 page analysis compares the streamlining of the two great competitors of the mid-1960s, line-for-line, and postulates why the Daytona coupe was able to outshine its nemesis GTO. Phantom views, in particular, reveal the subtle differences which enhanced even further the greater power of the Coupe to give America its first World Championship victory. Read more →

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October 21-22 2016: Simeone Museum hosts Corvette Racing Weekend with Doug Fehan and Tommy Milner

October 21-22 2016: Simeone Museum hosts Corvette Racing Weekend with Doug Fehan and Tommy Milner

Attention all Corvette fans: Mark your calendars for October 21-22, 2016.  The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is excited to once again welcome Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan, and 2-time Le Mans winning driver Tommy Milner for a 2-day celebration dedicated to Corvette Racing. Under Doug’s leadership, Corvette Racing has earned nearly 100 race victories, 10 team championships, 9 driver championships and 8 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1999.

The 2015 edition was a smashing success with rave reviews from all in attendance, and this event has quickly become a must-attend event for all East Coast Corvette enthusiasts. We have a great dinner event, meet & greet, Demo Day, memorabilia auction, Grand Sport ride-a-long, autograph session and much more.

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Simeone Foundation Integrates Major Gift into Its Library

Simeone Foundation Integrates Major Gift into Its Library

The extensive collection of Thomas R Kerr, one of the world’s most complete repositories of antique and classic literature on luxury automobiles, automobile custom body manufactures, and associated documentation was donated to the Simeone Foundation Library some time ago, and has now been cataloged and integrated into its already comprehensive archive. Read more →

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Vote for cars to run in Le Mans Choice Demo Day on May 28th

Vote for cars to run in Le Mans Choice Demo Day on May 28th

We are excited to announce this year’s debut of our newest Demo Day, Le Mans Choice! This is where we give you, our dear friends and fans, the chance to select 4 cars to view in this special driving demonstration run. This year we have 27 incredible cars, all with Le Mans history, for you to choose from. Every car on this list actually raced at Le Mans, or its sister cars raced there. Read more →

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Matthew Sterling’s 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX joins Simeone Museum’s Subaru Exhibit

Matthew Sterling’s 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX joins Simeone Museum’s Subaru Exhibit

We are excited to announce Matthew Sterling’s 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX as the latest addition to our Special Exhibit, “Subaru: The Beauty of All-Wheel Drive”. This car will be on display at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum from April 16th through May 1st. Matthew is the original owner of the car, having purchased it in 2001 as one of the first batch of cars to come to the USA after they were released for sale in the US market. Read more →

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Join us Sunday 4/10 as Elite Tuner presents Street Kingz: Mitsubishi vs. Subaru

Join us Sunday 4/10 as Elite Tuner presents Street Kingz: Mitsubishi vs. Subaru

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2008 Subaru Forester Mountain Rescue on display at the Simeone Museum

2008 Subaru Forester Mountain Rescue on display at the Simeone Museum

We are excited to announce the 2008 Subaru Forester “Mountain Rescue” SEMA Concept, as the newest car which will be joining ”Subaru: The Beauty of All-Wheel Drive”, a Special Exhibit from April 16th – May 1st. This one-of-a-kind concept vehicle was built for the National Ski Patrol and debuted at the 2008 SEMA Show. It will be on display at the Simeone Museum, in what is believed to be its first public appearance since SEMA 2008. Be sure to check out the video below which shows close-ups and interior shots from the SEMA show! Read more →