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.
2016 Demo Days Schedule:
July 23: Ferrari… the Thoroughbreds from Maranello!
1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France (TdF)
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
1959 Ferrari 250 Interim Berlinetta
August 27: Ford Racing – Total Performance!
1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe
1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
September 10: The Great Straight Eight!
Flat head, overhead cam & twin overhead cam (Supercharged!)
1929 Stutz Supercharged Le Mans
1936 Bugatti Type 57G Tank
1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Mille Miglia Spyder
September 24: Revolutions by Evolution: T-Head, OHV, OHC, TOHC
The increasing RPM:
1909 American Underslung
1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’Mat Le Mans
1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
October 8: Targa Florio!
Sicily’s grueling mountain road race!
1925 Alfa Romeo RLSS
1926 Bugatti Type 35
1975 Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12
This Demo Day will coincide with Ciao Philadelphia, an annual month-long celebration of Italian heritage. Please visit CiaoPhiladelphia.com for more details on additional events taking place during the month.
October 22: Corvette!
Corvette demonstration as part of Corvette Racing weekend with Doug Fehan.
November 12: British Design Leaders
1934 MG K3 Magnette
1936 Aston Martin Le Mans
1933 Squire Speedster
November 26: The Spirit of Competition. VOTE!
Vote on our website! Tell us why your car choice has the DNA of a winner!