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Demo Days at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

 

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is home to our world-famous Demo Days, which are an automotive experience you’ll never forget. Each Demo Day features 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. Demo Days are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. The program begins promptly at 12:00 noon outdoors in the back parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the Demo Day will be held indoors. Please be sure to check our homepage for weather updates.

We begin each Demonstration Day with a brief lecture on each car’s importance and its place in history. Immediately after the lecture, each car is demonstrated outdoors in the parking lot in a controlled manner, weather permitting. After the demonstration runs are complete, we lower the ropes and allow guests to see each car up close and take pictures. Please check our website for any last-minute changes, before coming to see the event. To see thousands of photos of past Demo Days, please visit our Demo Days Photos page.

Admission to each Demonstration Day is included as part of the regular General Admission price. To get tickets to our Demo Days, all you have to do is purchase General Admission tickets below! Simply add up the number of Demo Days you wish to attend. If you aren’t able to attend a particular Demo Day, you can still use them to attend the Museum during regular hours.

2017 Demo Days Schedule:

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January 14 – Sexy Tails

Why America had so few sports cars. An indoor event.

Featured Cars: Auburn 8-88 Boat Tail Speedster, Auburn V12 Speedster, Auburn 851 Speedster, Kissel Speedster, Paige Speedster, DuPont Model G Speedster.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

February 25 – British Beauty Contest

Beautiful classic cars fron England. An indoor event.

Featured Cars: Squire Roadster, Jaguar SS 100, Bentley Van Vooren Streamliner, Jaguar C-Type, Jaguar D-Type, Aston Martin DBR1.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

March 11 – Plastic Prototype Revolution

Sports cars no longer for the road. An indoor event.

Featured Cars: Ford GT40 Mk II, Ford Mk IV, Porsche 917 Longtail, Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

March 25 – Car Detectives

Barn find stories!

Featured Cars: Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A, Shelby Daytona Coupe, Stutz Black Hawk 4 passenger.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

April 8 – Brute Force and Determination

Big motors are no guarantee.

Featured Cars: Stutz Black Hawk, “Blower” Bentley Supercharged, Cunningham C4-R, Bizzarini V12.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

May 13 – Alfa Dominates

Winning by design.

Featured Cars: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM Spider, Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B MM Spider. Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

May 27 – Pre-selector Shifting

Racing with both hands on the wheel!

Featured Cars: MG K3 Magnette, Squire Roadster, Peugeot 402 Darl’Mat Le Mans, Delahaye 135S.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

June 10 – 1954 – A Most Exciting Le Mans

Featured Cars: Ferrari 375 MM, Jaguar D-Type, Cunningham C4-R.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

July 8 – Historic Superchargers!

Featured Cars: Mercedes S-Type Sportwagen, Stutz Le Mans, Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider, Auburn Speedster, Cord 812 Convertible.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

July 22 – Ford vs. Chevy

The Blue Oval and the Bow Tie on the track and on the street!

Featured Cars: Ford GT40 Mk II, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Boss Mustang, Corvette 427 Roadster, Bill Elliott NASCAR Ford Thunderbird.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

August 12 – Made for Le Mans!

Sports racers built specifically for the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Featured Cars: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans, Aston Martin 2-Litre Le Mans, Bugatti Type 5G Tank – Le Mans winner!
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

September 23 – David vs. Goliath

Small cars beating the Big Guys!

Featured Cars: MG K3 Magnette, BMW 328, Alfa Romeo 6C 1750.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

October 14 – Ferrari Innovation

Groundbreaking designs!

Featured Cars: Ferrari 375 MM, Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, Ferrari 365P Tre Posti.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

October 28 – Corvettes!

A special Demo Day as part of our annual Corvette Racing Weekend with Doug Fehan.

Featured Cars: Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Chevrolet Corvette 427 Roadster.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

November 11 – They had Brass!

Early road racing.

Featured Cars: Mercer Raceabout, Stutz 4C Bearcat, Renault.
Plus a special guest car to be announced 1 month in advance!

November 25 – Vote! Vote! Vote!

Choose your favorite Simeone Museum racecars and we’ll run ’em!