Celebrating the Spirit of Competition
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Revolutionary Rides Demo Day

Revolutionary Rides Demo Day – July 1st

Join us July 1st, 2017 at 12:00 sharp as we present a very special revolution-themed Demo Day at The Simeone Auto Museum. It’s around this time of year that we start to think about how revolutions changed the world, and race cars are no exception. Our “Revolutionary Rides – Cars That Changed the World” Demo Day might just change the way you look at some of your favorite race cars. Learn as Dr. Simeone enlightens our audience on how specific engineering breakthroughs work and see the cars that pioneered them in action.

Discover some of the greatest automotive innovates ever to evolve in the history of sports cars.

Topics covered will include the history and development of the following revolutionary firsts

The first car with standard production disc brakes like those on the world champion 1952 Jaguar D-Type.

The first car with production fuel injection, the groundbreaking 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing.

The first to feature both an independent front suspension and unibody construction, a true innovation for the time, the 1921 Lancia Lambda.

The first car with a super lightweight honeycombed aluminum chassis, the unbelievable Ford GT 40 Mark IV.

And last but certainly not least, the first car with four-wheel hydraulic brakes, our incredibly rare championship 1921 Duesenberg race car. (Not running)

Take part as we celebrate the contribution of sports racing cars to the revolution of automotive design and discover how these shifts in technological innovation add to and impact the “Spirit of Competition” over the last 100 years.  (This exhibition is at no additional cost beyond regular admission.)

 

 

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