Celebrating the Spirit of Competition

Demo Days at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

At the Simeone 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 setting, 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 buy 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.

Upcoming Demo Days

SEPT 15 – WATKINS GLEN – 1948, the Day They Stopped The Trains

The first serious attempt to revive sports car racing in the U.S. after WWII was at Watkins Glen, NY in 1948. Here the cars lined up, side-by-side, on the main street of this Finger Lakes resort town for the start of the race on public streets. Join us as we celebrate that historic day in racing!

Collection Cars to be Featured and Demonstrated

  • 1950 Allard J2
  • 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B MM Spyder
  • 1926 Bugatti Type 35

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OCT 13 – Enzo Ferrari Demo Day

Ciao Philadelphia! It’s Italian Heritage Day at the Simeone! The history and legacy of Enzo Ferrari “Il Commendatore” will be discussed from his humble birth through his greatest achievements.

Collection Cars to be Featured and Demonstrated

  • 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza   
  • 1925 Alfa Romeo RL Super Sport        
  • 1954 Ferrari 375MM  
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 TR 

1954 Ferrari 375 1954 Ferrari 375

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OCT 27 – CORVETTE – America’s Favorite Sports Car

Collection Cars to be Featured and Demonstrated

  • 1966 Corvette 427 Stingray
  • 1963 Corvette Grand Sport

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NOV 10 – SCCA – The Sports Car Club of America, Part 2

Collection Cars to be Featured and Demonstrated

  • 1952 Cunningham C4R 
  • 1956 Maserati 300 S
  • 1956 Jaguar D-Type
  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
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NOV 24 – SPIRIT OF COMPETITION – VOTE! 

Elect your favorites from our website and we’ll bring ‘em out!

Collection Cars to be Featured and Demonstrated

 You vote and decide!

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2018 Demo Days Schedule

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