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Take It To The Limit Movie Night

August 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take It To The Limit

Please join us as we welcome our very special guest, award-winning motorcycle racer and producer Peter Starr to the Simeone. On August 19th at 6:00 we will open our doors to Peter for an exclusive screening of his motorcycle odyssey “Take it To The Limit”.  Sponsored by the Simeone Museum this one-night event will feature food, film and a night to remember for any race fans. Peter will discuss life, the sport, and his eternal focus to always “Take It To The Limit”.

Event Details

Ticket prices are $15.00 for Simeone Museum members and $20.00 for non-members. Admission and event details include the following.

6:00  – Doors open

6:30 – Light movie themed fare and soft drinks served

7:00 thru 8:30  – Screening of “Take It To The Limit”

8:30 – 9:00 – Film Discussion with Peter Starr

9:00 – Event concludes


Take it to the limit poster


About Take It To The Limit

“The best motorcycle film ever made”, is what Mike Vaughan, Director of Marketing for Kawasaki Motorcycles, said when Take It To The Limit was first released in 1980, a statement he stands by to this day. The Hollywood Reporter, the epitome of film industry publications said ” …outstanding photography captures the challenge, excitement, and beauty of motorcycle racing,” two of the many accolades from around the world that greeted the showings of this iconic motorcycle movie

The film not only won awards but also set a new standard for films of this genre. Take It To The Limit presents some of the most exciting footage ever shot of some of the worlds greatest riders.All in an era when “film” was the medium and GoPro was not even a figment of the wildest imaginations.

Nowhere Else Can You

• See 3 time World Champion Kenny Roberts win the 1975 Indy Mile on a TZ700 powered dirt tracker.

• Ride the wild 1/4 mile with Russ Collins on his 600 horsepower twin-engined Sorcerer.

• Travel with America’s first ever road racing World Champion Steve Baker as he challenges Two Time World Champion Barry Sheene in one of Europe’s greatest races.

• Ride the treacherous 37.75 mile long Isle of Man circuit with 9 times World Champion  Mike “The Bike” Hailwood at a blistering 190 mph.

• See Mike Bast win his second National Speedway Championship in a fast and furious battle with future World Champion Bruce Penhall.

Take it to the Limit presents “The World of Motorcycle Sport” at the limit, starring Kenny Roberts, Mike Hailwood, Barry Sheene, Steve Baker, Mick Andrews, Roger DeCoster, Marty Smith, Russ Collins, A.C. Bakken, Mike Bast, Bruce Penhall, Scott Autry, and a cast of thousands; supported by a Platinum Sound track of the leading hit music of that day by Foreigner, Jean Luc Ponty, Tangerine Dream, Arlo Guthrie and John McEuen.

Now, 36 years after its first cinema release and digitally remastered from the original negative it’s more visual than ever.

The Reviewers Say

Alan Cathcart, the Dean of British MotoJournalists said of the film. “It is a ‘must see’ memorial to one of motorcycle sports golden ages.”

The St. Petersburg Times  said: – “If you race motorcycles or envy those that do, Take it to the Limit ought not to be missed.”

Now you have the opportunity to take part in what the St. Petersburg Times and all the motorcycle press reviewers talked about.

One night only at The Simeone Museum Automotive Foundation. 



August 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
6825-31 Norwitch Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19153 United States
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