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The History of Le Mans

The History of Le Mans is a three-part Demo Day series focusing on our favorite racing event. It’s easy to see that The 24 Hours of Le Mans really means a lot to us. This annual event, held almost every year since 1923, is the world’s oldest (and greatest) active sports car endurance race. For the first time ever, we are going to take a deep-dive on the subject with a three-part series.

The History of Le Mans will take place as follows.

May 25 – Part I, “Patriotic Pride,” will focus on winners and losers from the early days as well as the rising influence of patriotism and nationalism that preceded the second world war.

June 8 – Part II, “Fabulous Fifties,” will tell the story of the golden age of racing and the legendary drivers, designers, and marques of the time.

June 22- Part III, “Prototype Revolution” will take a deep look at the revolutionary designs and technical developments that transformed sports car racing into what it is today.

You can visit each event’s page to discover more about that particular days lineup.

As an added bonus, we are adding a special guest car to “Part I – Patriotic Pride” on May 25, a 2019 Ford GT, courtesy of Rob and Bob Ida. You can learn more here.

Hours & Info

Tuesday - Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday - Sunday 10AM through 4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.

Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.

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