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2018 Motorcycle Exhibition

August 18, 2018 - September 7, 2018

$8 – $12

The Simeone Foundation Auto Museum’s annual Motorcycle Exhibition is celebrating it’s 10th year!  Our 2018 show promises to be bigger and better than ever. Join us from Saturday, August 18 – Friday, September 7, as we showcase over 40 different historic bikes spanning over 90 years in three distinct themes.

Indian Motorcycles 1902 to 1953 –  Indian Motorcycles have a long, proud history as not only one of America’s oldest manufacturers, but as one of most beloved. After bringing many firsts to the industry, Indian dominated racing in the days of board track racing. In the 1920s and 30s Indian brought to market a well-engineered four-cylinder, luxury motorcycle in addition to the Sport Scout and Chief models. Years later rival motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson had out-maneuvered Indian as a war supplier and things began to come undone when the last big v-twin Chief rolled out the door in 1953.

Italian Motorcycles 1938 to 1988 – Italian Motorcycles have always had a unique feel about them. From their look, to their sound, and their ride, are all as unique as the regions in which they were developed. From the humble Cucciolo to the fabulous Moto Guzzi V-8 grand prix motorcycles, Italian motorcycles have consistently been known for both their flare and innovative technology.

Hyper-Performance Motorcycles 1970 to 1993 – Superbikes offer performance that sets new standards for their time while altering their respective playing field. In the modern era, motorcycles like the legendary Honda CB750, the Kawasaki Z1, the Munch Mammoth, the BMW R90S defined performance in their day. From the turbo-assisted bikes of the 1980s to the sexy Ducati 916 of the 1990s, Superbikes are known to define their era’s outer performance envelope with ease.

If August is too long a wait, stop by The Simeone today. To celebrate our 10th Anniversary we are going to be displaying Burt Munro’s record-setting 1920 Indian Scout, AKA the “World’s Fastest Indian,”  through the end of the exhibit.


1913 Indian 61 Twin – Presented by American Iron magazine

1920 Indian Scout / ex-Burt Munro’s ‘World’s Fastest Indian’ – Presented by Clyde Crouch

1937 Indian Chief – Presented by William Walker

1938 Moto Guzzi GTS 500 – Presented by Todd Trumbore

1939 Indian Chief – Presented by Steve Geiger

1940 Indian Sport Scout – Presented by John Weiss

1941 Indian 841 – Presented by Stephen DuPont

1948 Guzzi Super Alce – Presented by Wicker Francis

1949 Indian Vagabond motor scooter – Presented by Thomas Harpel

1952 Ducati model 42 Cucciolo (Puppy) – Presented by Christian Jensen

1952 Guzzi Falcone Sport – Presented by Buzz Kanter

1953 Indian Chief Roadmaster – Presented by Walter Michl

1954 Moto Comet 175 Sport – Presented by Robert Mirable

1954 Victoria Bergmeister V35 – Presented by Todd Trumbore

1956 Messerschmitt Sport KR200 (Kabinenroller) – Presented by Thomas Harpel

1957 Moto Islo Carrera – Presented by Robert Mirable

1957 Ducati 175S – Presented by Christian Jensen

1958 Harley-Davidson XLR – Presented by Charles Kowchack

1958 BSA Gold Star DBD34 – Presented by Kerry Kubena

1959 Norton Manx 30M – Presented by William Bailey

1960 F.B. Mondial 175 Sprint – Presented by Bill Becker

1967 Harley-Davidson Electric-Glide – Presented by William Walker

1967 Suzuki X6 Scrambler (TC250) – Presented by John Weiss

1968 Triumph Bonneville TR120R – Presented by Michael McGeehan

1968 Norton Atlas (Dunstall Dominator) – Presented by Chris Owen

1969 Yamaha TR2 – Presented by John Lawless

1969 BSA A75 Rocket 3 – Presented by Kerry Kubena

1969 Sears Gilera 106SS – Presented by Pete Noneman

1971 OSSA Pioneer 250 AE Works ISDT Special – Presented by William Blythe

1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 – Presented by Rich Holman

1974 Condor A350 – Presented by Gary Renna

1975 Suzuki GT750 – Presented by Gary Renna

1976 Yamaha TZ250 C model – Presented by Lance Kern

1976 BMW R90S – Presented by Frank Mummolo

1977 MV Agusta 850 – Presented by William Bock

1978 Ducati NCR900 Factory Racer #088355  – Presented by Bob Robbins

1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 AMA Superbike racer – Presented by Bob Robbins

1983 Suzuki GS1100E – Presented by Harry Langdon

1984 Fallert BMW – Presented by Klaus Huenecke

1986 Kawasaki Ninja 600R – Presented by John Weiss

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma – Presented by Gary Renna

1992 BMW K1 with hub steering and sidecar  – Presented by Klaus Huenecke

1994 Ducati 916 – Presented by Bill Knox

1999 MV Agusta 750 Oro F4 – Presented by John Zappini


August 18, 2018
September 7, 2018
$8 – $12
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Philadelphia, PA 19153 United States
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